Ghanaian actress convicted for posting nude photo with son online

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Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, has been convicted by the Circuit Court in Accra for going nude to mark her son’s birthday.

The movie star had stirred outrage in June last year after she shared a photo of herself completely naked on the occasion of her son’s seventh birthday.

Amid the backlash, Akuapem Poloo had apologised while explaining that the photo was originally meant to encourage people to appreciate their mothers.

But the Director of Child Rights International in Ghana, Bright Appiah, had demanded her prosecution in a petition leading to her invitation and arrest by the police.

Akuapem Poloo was thereafter charged with publication of obscene materials and engaging in domestic violence, a conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity.

The actress was said to have earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges when she was first arraigned but later pleaded guilty to all the three charges pressed against her when she appeared before the court on Wednesday.

The judge, Christina Cann, thereafter convicted her but adjourned the sentencing to April 16 to allow her to undergo a pregnancy test as required by law in Ghana.

Cann also ordered that she should be remanded pending the result of the pregnancy test and ahead of the sentencing.

The court, however, admitted her to bail in the sum of GHc100,000 with four sureties, of which two must have landed properties worth the same amount.

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