Rosemond Brown, also known as Akuapem Poloo, would skip her son’s eighth birthday since she will be in prison for months.
On Friday, April 16, 2021, an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Christina Caan sentenced the actress to 90 days in jail for a naked picture she shared of herself and her son last year.
On June 30, 2020, the mother of one shared a nude picture of herself squatting in front of her son in “honour” of his seventh birthday party.
The picture drew mixed responses from the media, prompting Child Rights International, a non-governmental organisation, to sue her for publishing pornographic content.
Akuapem Poloo was charged with three offenses: publishing pornographic content, conduct that infringes on another person’s privacy or reputation, and participating in domestic abuse, which is conduct that infringes on another person’s dignity and value as a human being throughout some form.
Since pleading guilty on all three counts, she was found guilty in her own plea.
As a result of the ruling, the single mother would not be unable to celebrate her son’s forthcoming birthday. Her lawyer, Andy Vortia, also filed an appeal, and if she receives a favorable verdict, she could be released sooner.
Before the sentencing, relatives and friends of the actress started a social media movement called #FreeAkuapemPoloo, pleading with the judge, Her Honour Christina Caan, to temper justice with mercy.