Popular Ghanaian legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has revealed that the recent nude picture Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo had with her son during her son’s birthday can end her serving 2-3 years in prison.
the lawyer stated the Akuapem poloo’s action is a criminal offense that must not be underrated.
“The punishment is that when they are found liable, they can be sentenced to 2-3 years, and they also be fined. They are all criminal offenses.” said Lawyer Maurice in an interview with Ghanaweb.
he explained that though everyone including Akuapem Poloo has the right to whatever they want to do with their bodies but the photo which was put in the public domain is against the laws
“We all have rights and these rights that we have are regulated by law. You have your body, have your privacy with your body and you think you have the right to do whatever you want to do with your body,” said Lawyer Maurice Ampaw
“So Akuapem Poloo thought that is her body, that is her child so therefore if she decided to go nude before the child, to her is exercising her rights and is her privacy. But she has forgotten, that same right is subject to the laws of the land.
And the laws of the land under section 108 of the Criminal offenses Act 29 clearly state that if you go nude, or create a situation whereby you decide to spoil the minds of others, then you will be held responsible. So nudity is prohibited by the laws of the land,”
The lawyer, however, stressed that the actions of Akuapem poloo would leave a psychological scar on her son and that is against the child protection law hence must be jailed
“So we have a child, whose mother decided to go naked before the child, what is the mother doing? the mother is spoiling, debasing, and defiling the child. So Akuapem Poloo’s conduct is not only condemnable, abhoring, it’s very offensive. The Police must go all out and use Section 108 and the laws of obscenity, and the child’s interest to arrest her”