Ghanaian actress and socialite, Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been sentenced to 90 days imprisonment by an Accra circuit court.
Akuapem Poloo was convicted after pleading guilty to accusations of indecent exposure including two other charges in court on Wednesday, April 14.
The Accra circuit court presided over by Her Honour Christina who deferred Akuapem Poloo to undergo pregnancy test before announcing the sentence made it known the outcome of the test reveals she is not pregnant.
On Friday, April 16, the actress and brand influencer was charged with the publication of nud£ pictures with her seven-year-old son and revoked her not guilty plea to guilty before being convicted.
Rosemond Brown’s lawyers plan to appeal the sentence.
The judge, Christina Cann, bemoaned the spate of nudity on the Ghanaian social media space.
According to her, the punishment meted out to Rosemond Brown must serve as a deterrent to others.
The complainant in the case was Bright Appiah, who is the Director of Child Rights International Ghana.
He petitioned the police after the photo went viral on social media, and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).
The prosecution said Rosemund after her arrest in 2020 admitted posting the nude picture with her son but insisted she did so unintentionally.
A write-up accompanying the picture read: “I am naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me lying somewhere don’t pass by but see me as your mom who brought you to life.”
The prosecution held that Rosemond deliberately posted the pictures on social media.
Rosemond Brown has received some support from Ghanaians who have described her conviction as harsh.
The hashtag “FreeAkuapemPoloo” was trending on social media after her conviction on Wednesday
Prominent Ghanaians in the entertainment industry like Sarkodie, Efya, Hajia For Real, Akumaa Mama Zimbi voiced their support for Rosemond Brown and urged that she be released.