The manager of Akuapem Poloo, Divine Jones, has revealed that lawyers of the jailed actress will be filing an appeal on Wednesday, April 21.
He told TV3’s Joseph Armstrong in an interview on Monday, April 19 that “This morning I managed to get the judgment of the Circuit court and we quickly studied it. As you can see I have just filed the notice of appeal. Immediately after 15 minutes, we filed the motion on notice pending appeal which has been slated for Wednesday.”
Socialite Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Polio 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 sentenced attracted widespread criticism on social media with scores saying it was harsh.
The single mother pleaded guilty to all three counts, one of which is the 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 judgement, 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.
Since her jailing, scores of Ghanaians have criticized the judge for handing what they call harsh sentence to the actress.