The Circuit Court in Accra on Friday, March 26, 2021, warned lawyers of actress Rosemond Brown, over the manner in which they are going about her case.
This followed a written request by lawyers of Ms Brown also known as ‘Akuapem Poloo’, asking the court to adjourn hearing to May 4, to allow for case management.
The displeased judge, Christiana Cann, said the time set by the actress the actress and her legal representatives was too far.
“We are not joking hear so tell your lawyer,” the presiding judge said in open court.
She then announced and April 6, as adjourned date, and warned that she would not any such request again.
Akuapem Polo who has been charged with publication of nude pictures with her seven-year-old son, was present in court when the case was called but her lawyer was absent.
The outspoken actress is facing three charges of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, a 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 another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.
Rosemond displayed her naked picture with her son on social media on June 30, 2020, but pleaded not guilty to all the charges when arraigned before the court.
Facts of case
A brief facts of the case presented to the court by the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa, were that the the complainant is Bright K. Appiah, the Director of Child Rights International Ghana.
According to the prosecution, the accused on the said date, celebrated her son’s seventh birthday and she took nude pictures together with her son, who was also half naked and posted same on her Instagram page which went viral on social media.
Chief Inspector Asantewaa told the court that, the pictures attracted comments, adding that the behaviour of the accused person was likely to detract from the dignity of her seven year old son, among others.
She said, the complainant petitioned the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Departmentof the PPolice Service and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit.