The High Court in Accra has brushed off an attraction filed through Rosemond Alade Brown a.k.a. Akuapem Poloo which sought to project the ninety-day prison time period surpassed to her via way of means of the Accra Circuit Court on April sixteen this year.
This way that Akuapem Poloo will maintain serving the prison time period exceeded her through the Circuit courtroom docket.
In a ruling Wednesday morning (Dec 1, 2021), the Criminal Division of the courtroom docket presided over through Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the Circuit courtroom docket choice on grounds that the Circuit courtroom docket’s choice turned into now no longer obviously excessive.
“This courtroom docket will now no longer intrude and the enchantment is consequently disregarded,” Justice Aryee said.
The courtroom docket ordered that withinside the absence of the convict, Akuapem Poloo’s infant need to receive to any ready character withinside the own circle of relatives to take care of.
Circuit courtroom docket
On April sixteen, 2021, an Accra Circuit Court, presided over with the aid of using Ms Christiana Cann, sentenced Akuapem Poloo to ninety days imprisonment for publishing her nude photo wherein she changed into status beside her son on social media.
This turned into after she had pleaded to the rate of ebook of obscene cloth opposite to the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), accomplishing home violence, specifically, a behavior that, in any way, undermined every other man or woman’s privateness or integrity, opposite to Section 1(d) (iii) and 3(2) of the Domestic Violence Act, 2007 (Act 732), and tasty in home violence, particularly behavior that, in any way, detracted or turned into probably to detract from any other individual’s dignity and really well worth as a human being, opposite to Act 732.
However, the actress thru her counsel, Mr Andrews Vortia, on April 19, 2021 filed an attraction on the Accra High Court [Criminal Court 2 Division] to venture the ruling of the Circuit Court.
Akuapem Poloo premised her enchantment on grounds.
Firstly, she argued that she become a primary time perpetrator and consequently the Circuit Court must had taken into consideration her plea of responsible as a mitigating element whilst implementing the sentence.
Secondly, the convicted actress argued that the trial decide ought to had imposed a great on her in preference to a custodial sentence.
Akuapem Poloo, additionally filed an software for bail pending the willpower of her attraction.
The actress turned into admitted to bail withinside the sum of GH¢80,000 with 3 sureties.
Justice Aryeetey, who granted Poloo bail ordered her to document to the police each weeks and additionally deposit her passport on the courtroom docket’s registry.