A Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Peter Boama Otokunor has said the sentencing of actress Akuapem Poloo was wrong. In a tweet, Otokunor said “Akuapem Polo’s sentencing is wrong in all its essence!! So who takes care of the kid, they claim to be protecting.”
Akuapem Polo's sentencing is wrong in all its essence!!
So who takes care of the kid, they claim to be protecting. #FreeAkuapemPolo
— Peter Boama Otokunor (@potokunor) April 16, 2021
Socialite Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Polio, has received a 90-day prison sentence after being found guilty of stripping naked in front of her seven-year-old son.
The judgment was given on Friday, April 16 by an Accra Circuit Court.
The single mother pleaded guilty to all three counts, one of which is a publication of obscene material in 2020.
She is supposed to spend 90 days in prison for each count but the terms are to run concurrently.
On Wednesday, April 14, Akuapem Poloo was convicted on her own plea but asked to go for a pregnancy test before judgment was given.
The test came out negative. In pronouncing judgment, Justice Christiana Cann considered some extenuating circumstances such as the fact that the wailing Rosemond Brown has had no brush with the law and the fact that she is a single mother, and the trauma her son would be going through.
The case was brought before the police in June 2020 by the Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah.
He cited Section 2 of the Children’s Act, demanding that the enforcement of the dignity of the child.
According to the judge, the accused did not consider the dignity of her son, and her act not only affected his dignity but morally corrupted his mind as well as those who came into contact with the picture.