90-days jail sentence: Lawyers of Akuapem Poloo file motion of appeal
Divine Jones, Manager of Rosemond Alade Brown known as Akuapem Poloo, has revealed that lawyers of the convicted actress are filing an appeal on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, to hasten her release.
According to him, the lawyers today received the judgment of the Circuit court and have filed a notice of the appeal.
Speaking in an interview with the media on Monday, Mr. Jonas assured the efforts which the lawyers of Akuapem Poloo were putting in place to ensure the immediate release of the social media sensation.
“Immediately after 15 minutes we filed the motion on notice pending appeal which has been slated for Wednesday,” he added.
Mr. Jonas commended all those who were sympathizing with the actress and urged them to support them in prayers for her to come out as early as possible.
Akuapem Polio on Friday received a 90-day prison sentence by an Accra Circuit Court after being found guilty of obscene pictures she circulated on social media to celebrate the birthday of her seven-year-old son.
The sentence attracted widespread criticism on social media with scores saying it was harsh.
The single mother pleaded guilty to all three counts, one of which is the publication of obscene material in 2020.
She is supposed to spend 90 days in prison for each count but the terms are to run concurrently.
On Wednesday, April 14, Akuapem Poloo was convicted on her own plea but asked to go for a pregnancy test before judgment was given.
The test came out negative.
In pronouncing judgment, Justice Christiana Cann considered some extenuating circumstances such as the fact that the wailing Rosemond Brown has had no brush with the law and the fact that she is a single mother, and the trauma her son would be going through.
The case was brought before the police in June 2020 by the Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah.
Since her jailing, scores of Ghanaians have criticized the judge for handing what they called a “harsh sentence” to the actress.