Over 32,000 creative art stakeholders have signed petition to compel Akufo-Addo to release Akuapem Poloo
Over 32,000 creative art stakeholders as of Monday 6:00pm have signed a petition to support a campaign aim at freeing the social media sensation, Akuapem Poloo from jail following her conviction on Friday by an Accra Circuit court.
The petition among other things aims at compelling the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to exercise his amnesty to release the bidding actress from prison.
Rosemond Brown was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment over her own guilty plea.
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.
Although the court found her guilty and gave her custodial sentence based on the fact she was the breadwinner of her family as she is a single mother, takes care of other kids and her mother but some Ghanaians saw the sentence as harsh.
Ghanaian Celebrities including Reggie Rockstone, Fella Makafui, DKB, Hammer, TiC, Joey B were among the stakeholders who saw the conviction as harsh, thus started promoting the campaign #FreeAkuapemPoloonow” on social media and the signing of the petition.
They appealed to President Akufo-Addo to see the obscene image as a creative license, thus merit no conviction.
“We are calling on the president of the 4th Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to pardon this young single mother who can be blamed for perhaps poor judgement but in no shape or form deserves incarceration,” a portion of their petition states.
Joey B insisted that Akuapem Poloo should be released immediately and urged other stakeholders to back their calls.
“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo: Free Akuapem Poloo – Sign the Petition!” Joey B stated.
The target of the campaign which is being pursued online “change.org” platform aimed to get about 35,000 industrial players to sign the petition.
They further stated that the nude image of Akuapem Poloo was one of the Creative license and merit no sentence.
“Over the last week and images resurfaced of the artist from the artist Akuapem Poloo and her six-year-old son.
The image is one of creative license and is not a criminal matter We the creative industry of Ghana are appalled at the judicial system’s decision to jail Miss Poloo.
We are calling on the president of the 4th Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to pardon this young single mother who can be blamed for perhaps poor judgement but in no shape or form deserves incarceration,” they added.