Akuapem Poloo face sentencing today

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Popular Ghanaian actress and socialite, Rosemond Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo is expected to be sentenced today after her conviction on charges of the publication of obscene material and two counts domestic violence.

Akuapem Poloo was convicted on her own guilty plea for posting a nude photo of herself and her seven-year-old son on his birthday back in June, 2020.

She earlier denied doing it intentionally, even though she posted a message under the picture purported to educate the child about embrace poor and destitute people.

After her conviction, the court placed her in police custody to undergo a pregnancy test, which is a legal requirement for adult females facing custodial sentence.

Legal experts say she could either be fined a maximum of GHC6,000 or go to jail for as long as three year. But for the judge to have ordered a pregnancy test, means she is facing a possible jail term.

Since her conviction, her colleague entertainers like Sarkodie, Lydia Forson, DKB and others have been campaigning for her to be freed, under a hashtag #FreeAkuapemPoloo.

They argue that posting a picture should not warrant a jail term and putting her in jail over a picture will impact the son negatively.

Akuapem Poloo’s troubles started when the Executive Director of Child Rights International. Bright Appiah petitioned the Police CID over the nude picture she posted on her Instagram page back in June 2020.

The matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) and she has since been in the hands of the law.

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