*High Court throws out Akuapem Poloo’s appea*

An Accra High Court has thrown out an appeal filed by Rosemond Alade Brown aka Akuapem Poloo against her 90-day jail term bestowed to her by an Accra Circuit Court.
This means Akuapem Poloo’ would originate her voyage to jail today.

An Accra Circuit Court in April this year, convicted Akuapem Poloo to 90 days imprisonment after she remade her petition for exhibiting bare pictures of herself and her son on social media.

The High Court governed by Ms Justice Ruby Aryeetey held that the 90-jail term was suitable and not exaggerated and the same should not be circulated.

“This court will not infringe with the penalty and the appeal is hence vetoed,” the court decreed.

It authorized that a credible and capable person in the family of the culprit should take care of Akuapem Poloo’s son.

An Accra Circuit Court commanded by Mrs Christiana Cann, convicted Akuapem Poloo to 90 days imprisonment for circulating her nude picture in which she was standing beside her son on social media.

This was after she had pleaded remorseful to the charge of the publication of obscene material, immersing in domestic violence, namely a conduct that, in any way, thwarted another person’s secrecy or morality and engaging in domestic violence, namely conduct that, in any way, detracted or was likely to divert from another individual’s pride and worth as a human being.

The lower court condemned her on her plea and was sentenced accordingly.

Three days after the actress was sentenced, her attorney Mr Andy K Vortia petitioned against the sentence because the jail term was excessive. After all, the convict was a first-time offender and her admission of guilt.

Counsel further argued that the court could have imposed a fine on her and not handed down a custodial sentence.

Akuapem Polo then applied for bail pending an appeal.

The court admitted her to GHS80,000 bail with three sureties. She was asked by the High Court to deposit her passport with the court’s registry and report to the police fortnightly.

 

By: SK Frimpong

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