Akuapem Poloo Set To Appear Before Court Today
Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo real name Rosemond Brown will be arraigned before a court today July 3, 2020, according to sources at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
Her conduct according to police investigators is a violation of Section 280 and 280, Sub-section 25 of the Criminal Act of 1960 which prohibits the willful and intentional indecent exposure of one’s nakedness or genitals in any public place or platform.
She faces two charges of indecent assault to wit and obscenity and could be jailed up to three years or more if found guilty.
The actress, yesterday shared a photo of herself squatting naked in front of her son in a bid to celebrate his 7th birthday. This caused a public outburst with many suggesting Poloo was subjecting her son to abuse..
The Child Rights International Organisation even wrote to the CID to investigate and deal accordingly with the actress for the indecent photo she posted.
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in a press statement signed by Minister Cynthia Mamle Morrison read in part: “The Ministry highly condemns this act which is classified as indecent exposure of the child, an act of pornography, degrading and also against the Children’s Act, 1998 (Act 560) and the Criminal and Other Offences Act, (Act 30).
The statement continued that the ministry was liaising with the appropriate agencies to deal with the issue. It further cautioned against posting or sharing nude pictures on social networks stressing that it “is a serious offense and all must desist from the act.”
Poloo, who describes herself as an “actress, video vixen and brand ambassador” has since deleted the picture and apologized via in a video posted on her social media accounts.
According to Akuapem Poloo, she had posted the photo with an artistic perspective in mind, this was part of her explanation after a torrent of social media backlash.