‘Go back to prison and complete your 90-day sentence’ – Court orders Akuapem Poloo

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Rosemond Alade Brown also known as Akuapem Poloo has been ordered by an Accra High Court to return to prison and complete her 90-day prison term handed her by the Accra Circuit Court on April 16, 2021.

Justice Ruby Aryeetey in a ruling on an appeal by the actress upheld the Circuit Court’s decision on grounds that the court’s decision was not manifestly excessive.

“This court will not interfere and the appeal is therefore dismissed,” Justice Aryee said.

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The Judge also ordered that her child be given to a competent person in her family to care for him in the absence of the actress.

An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Ms Christiana Cann on April 16, 2021 sentenced the actress to 90-days imprisonment for publishing her nude pictures in which she was standing by her child on social media.

This was after she had pleaded to the charge of the publication of obscene material contrary to the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), engaging in domestic violence, namely, conduct that, in any way, undermined another person’s privacy or integrity, contrary to Section 1(d) (iii) and 3(2) of the Domestic Violence Act, 2007 (Act 732), and engaging in domestic violence, namely conduct that, in any way, detracted or was likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being, contrary to Act 732.

She acting through her Lawyer, Mr Andrews Vortia, on April 19, 2021 filed an appeal praying the High Court [Criminal Court 2 Division] to challenge the ruling of the Circuit Court.
Akuapem Poloo argued that she was a first time offender. She was also of the opinion that the Judge ought to have fined her instead.
She also filed an application for bail pending the outcome of her appeal.
And Justice Aryeetey granted her GH¢80,000 bail with two sureties. She was also asked to deposit her passport at the court’s register.

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