Saturday, 22 January

Court upholds Akuapem Poloo's 90-day jail term; cages her in Nsawam

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The High Court dismissed the socialite’s appeal to overturn the 90-day jail term handed to her by an Accra Circuit Court in April 2021 for the publication of a nude picture with her son

The Accra high court on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, ordered actress and socialite Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, to go back and complete her 90-day jail term at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison.

The high court dismissed the socialite’s appeal to overturn the 90-day jail term handed to her by an Accra Circuit Court in April 2021 for the publication of a nude picture with her son.

Presiding judge Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the sentence by the circuit court, noting that it is excessive and, therefore, would not be interfered with.

The socialite posted the picture with her son on Instagram in June last year on the occasion of his seventh birthday.

She appeared in court on Wednesday, 14 April 2021.

She pleaded guilty to all three charges levelled against her.

The ‘Sexy Poloo’ singer was slapped with three charges of “publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being”.

She was sentenced to 90 days on each count but the court said the sentence must run concurrently.

This implies that she would only serve a 90-day jail term.

The court, presided over by Christiana Cann, deferred the actress’ sentencing to April 16, 2021, to enable her to undergo a pregnancy test.

This was a requirement by law, to ensure she was not pregnant before her sentencing was passed.

The test came out negative.

 

 

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku