Rosemond Brown, also known as Akuapem Poloo on social media, was sentenced to 90 days in prison by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann.
Akuapem Poloo was acquitted in her own plea by the Circuit Court in Accra on Wednesday after pleading guilty to three counts.
She was charged with publishing naked pictures of her seven-year-old son. On Wednesday, April 14, she changed her not guilty plea to guilty before being charged.
She was sentenced to 90 days in prison on each count, but the court ruled that the sentences must run simultaneously, so she would actually complete a three-month sentence of 90 days in jail.
The Judge, Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann, said that such cases are becoming more common in society and that institutions, including the court, must act, adding that the court stated that it considered all mitigating pleas before reaching its verdict.
Read the background and the full details of what happened in court below. Via Starrfmonline.com
EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah reports that Akuapem Poloo who was sobbing all day broke down in tears in the courtroom.
The court had court deferred her sentencing to today, April 16, 2021, for her to undergo a pregnancy test to ensure she was not pregnant before her sentencing is passed.
Before her sentencing, the presiding judge confirmed that the actress was not pregnant after her test came out negative.
The pregnancy test ordered by the court is a requirement by law to ensure that, before a woman who pleaded guilty in court is sentenced, the court should know her status.
She was therefore remanded into custody for the prosecution to take her to any Government hospital to conduct the pregnancy test and produce the results today.
The outspoken actress is facing three charges of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, 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.
Rosemond who had displayed her naked picture with her son on social media on June 30, 2020 pleaded not guilty to all the charges.