Akuapem Poloo Goes Back To Prison

Actress and Social Media Influencer Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been thrown back into prison after court dismissed her appeal to challenge a 90days jail sentence.   

According to Graphic.com.gh report, the High Court in Accra has dismissed an appeal filed by Rosemond Alade Brown a.k.a. Akuapem Poloo which sought to challenge the 90-day jail term handed to her by the Accra Circuit Court on April 16 this year.

This means that Akuapem Poloo will continue serving the jail term handed her by the Circuit court.

In a ruling today, the Criminal Division of the court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the Circuit court decision on grounds that the Circuit court’s decision was not manifestly excessive.

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

The court ordered that in the absence of the convict, Akuapem Poloo’s child should be given to any competent person in the family to take care of.

Akuapem Poloo was dragged to court after she had displayed her naked picture with her son on social media on June 30, 2020, to celebrate the boy’s birthday.

She initially pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢100,000 with four sureties, two of who must be justified.

She was convicted after she changed her plea from not guilty at the commencement of the case, to guilty midway into the trial.

The court, presided over by Her Honour Christiana Cann, in sentencing her took into consideration the aggravating facts, intrinsic seriousness of the offence, gravity, prevalence and premeditation with which she committed the offence as pushed by the prosecution.

The court also took into consideration the mitigating factors which included pleading guilty simplicita, being a single parent and the convict’s show of remorse.

The presiding judge, however, went on to express concern about the sudden increase in the abuse of children in the country.

The court in giving its reasons to buttress the sentence, held the view that the action of the accused did not only infringe on the rights of the child, but morally corrupted those who saw the post.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

Florence Akosua Gyeduaa
Florence Akosua Gyeduaa

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