The national communications officer of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has reacted to the three-month jail term given to actress Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo.
He described the 90 days jail term as “harsh and high-handed.”
In a tweet sighted by myrepubliconline.com, Gyamfi pleaded with H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo to remit her sentence or even grant her a presidential pardon considering how remorseful she was.
“The sentence given to @IamAkuapemPoloo is very harsh and high-handed. Given the fact that she is a first offender, pleaded guilty and showed remorse, non-custodial sentence would have been appropriate. Sad! I pray @NAkufoAddo remits her sentence or pardons her. #FreeAkuapemPoloo”
The sentence given to @IamAkuapemPoloo is very harsh and high-handed. Given the fact that she is a first offender, pleaded guilty and showed remorse, non-custodial sentence would have been appropriate. Sad! I pray @NAkufoAddo remits her sentence or pardons her. #FreeAkuapemPoloo
— Sammy Gyamfi (@SammyGyamfi2017) April 16, 2021
When the news broke out, scores of social media users have expressed their thoughts over the court’s punishment for her.
Some are worried about the sentence describing it as harsh whilst others think the punishment is in the right direction and will serve as deterrent to other known celebrities doing same.
Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo was jailed 90 days [3 Months] by an Accra Circuit Court over her nude photo with son.
Charged with publication of nude pictures with her seven-year-old son, Poloo earlier pleaded not guilty when she was first arraigned, but changed her plea last Wednesday to guilty.
The accused person pleaded guilty to all three charges and was convicted on her own plea by the court presided over by Her Honour Christina Cann.
The Outspoken Actress faced three charges of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, a 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 human being.
The judge stated that such indecent acts are becoming prevalent in society, and institutions including the court must act.
The court said it took into consideration all the plea for mitigation before arriving at the decision.
Her Honour Christina Cann also confirmed Akuapem Poloo’s pregnancy test as negative.
She also stated that, Poloo’s 90 days sentence on each count must run concurrently.