Ghana: Akuapem Poloo fined ¢12k as her 90-day jail term is reversed


The Court of Appeal has reversed its 90 days jail term handed to Akuapem Poloo, according to information reaching Joy Entertainment.

Sources say the actress is to pay a fine of GH¢12,000. Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo on December 1, started serving her jail term at the Nsawam Prison.

The latest update comes after Lawyers for Akuapem Poloo filed a notice for bail and a notice of appeal against the 90-day jail term handed to her.

They prayed the Court to set aside the 90-day custodial sentence and replace it with either a non-custodial sentence or a fine.

A notice of appeal which was filed at the Appeal Court only five days after her earlier petition was dismissed by Justice Ruby Aryeetey who ruled that the 90 days custodial sentence imposed on her by the Circuit Court was not “manifestly excessive” and “harsh”.

The court ordered that her son should be given to any competent person in the family to be taken care of, while his mother serves her sentence.

Akuapem Poloo was arrested following an image she posted on her Instagram page the previous year. In the image, the actress who was nude, is seen kneeling before her half-naked son.

The actress explained that the picture is an artistic expression of her sentiments towards her son.

This justification didn’t go down well with Child Rights International, a child advocacy organisation, which said the picture was an infringement on the rights of the child.

She was subsequently arrested and taken to court.

Source: joyonline