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Court to hear Akuapem Poloo’s appeal tomorrow

The appeal filed by the lawyer of actress Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, opposing the 90-day jail term handed to his client may be heard on Wednesday, April 21.

Rosemond, through her lawyer, Mr. Andy Vortia, filed a substantive appeal against the sentence handed to his client.

The lawyer has also requested bail for Akuapem Poloo while the appeal is heard.

Checks by GNA have revealed that the two applications will be heard by Criminal Court One (High Court division) on Wednesday, April 21.

In the appeal, Rosemond’s lawyer argued that the sentence meted out to his client was harsh.

On April 16, this year, Rosemond was sentenced to 90 days in prison by an Accra Circuit Court after she pleaded guilty to the charges brought against her.

Rosemond was brought before the Circuit court on charges of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence namely, 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 from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.

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The facts as narrated by the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa, earlier, were that the complainant, Mr. Bright K. Appiah, was the Director of Child Rights International Ghana.

On June 30, last year, the prosecution said Rosemond celebrated her son’s seventh birthday by posting a nude picture of herself with her sone who was also half-naked on Instagram.

The prosecution argued that the behaviour of the accused person undermined the dignity of her seven-year-old son, among others.

The complainant petitioned the Director-General CID and the matter were referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

Rosemond, the prosecution said, was arrested and in her caution statement, admitted posting the nude picture with her son but insisted she did so unintentionally.

A write-up accompanying the picture read: “I am naked in front of you because this is how naked I was, giving birth to you, so in case you find me lying somewhere don’t pass by, but see me as your mom who brought you to life.”

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The prosecution held that Rosemond deliberately posted the pictures.

—citinewsroom