Akuapem Poloo to spend another night in jail despite being granted bail

Social media personality, Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, will spend another night in the Nsawam prison, despite being granted bail by the Criminal Division of the High Court, pending the final determination of an appeal filed by her lawyers against her 90-day jail term.

Citi News understands that this is because her lawyers failed to complete processes to secure her release on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Although the lawyers were at the prison to go through the process, they were unable to complete it before 2 pm when all such administrative activities at the prisons are closed.

Her lawyers, however, believe that they will be able to get her out by 10 am on Friday, April 23, 2021.

She was granted bail in the sum of GHS80,000 with two sureties on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

The conditions of the bail require her to report to the case investigator every two weeks and to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court.

Akuapem Poloo was handed a 90-day jail term for publishing obscene material and violating the dignity and integrity of her 7-year-old son in a nude photo she posted on social media.

Since the ruling was made, some people, especially showbiz personalities, have condemned the punishment meted out to her. They also signed a petition in a bid to have her freed.

Her lawyer, Andrew Vortia, had made a mitigation plea to ask for a more lenient punishment.

Mr. Vortia maintained that the custodial sentence slapped on his client was harsh.

β€œThe mitigating factors in her favour are greater than the aggravating factors. When you consider this offence, it is not rape. It is not murder. It is a misdemeanour in which she could have been dealt with lightly,” he said.

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