I never knew nudity is an offense— Akuapem Poloo claims
Having been granted Gh¢80,000 bail after getting a 90-day jail term for publishing nude photo together with her son who appeared half naked on social media, the budding actress, Akuapem Poloo has expressed deep regret for her action, saying she did not know nudity is an offense.
According to her, she least expected that posing together with her son in a picture of such sort could make her a convict.
Addressing the media today in Accra, Akuapem Poloo indicated that obscene pictures are bad and urged her imitators to desist from the act.
“I didn’t know that taking a photo with my son in that manner would put me in trouble. I didn’t know it wasn’t a good thing. Please have mercy on me and forgive me. I didn’t do that intentionally. I want to urge my colleagues and young people too to desist from such an act, especially all forms of nudity. We need to put a stop to it. It is not good,” she said.
Born Rosemond Alade Brown, she lauded the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, creative art stakeholders and all persons in and outside the country who championed campaigns for her release from the Nsawam Prison.
She promised to lead a good exemplary life that would improve the moral fibre of the country and pledged not to ever engage in act that could warrant legal issues in the near future.
It was not readily expected but on Friday April 16 social media queen, Akuapem Poloo paid a big prize for posting the nude picture she took together with her son on Instagram, as she was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment by the Accra Circuit Court.
It was the morning of Wednesday, April 14 at about 11am when she was first convicted for obscene publication and domestic violence by the court presided over by Mrs Christiana Cann who deferred sentencing to Friday pending the outcome of a pregnancy test, a requirement under which makes it compulsory for a mother stranding trial to take the test before sentencing is passed.
At proceedings, Police Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa, prosecuting told the court that the pregnancy test returned negative before the judge sentenced Akuapem Poloo to 90 days on each count.
The sentences were to run concurrently but various voices kicked against her jail term, with creative act stakeholders claiming the sentence was harsh and describing the nude photograph as “creative license” which warrant no sentence.