Akuapem Poloo referred to in private life as Rosemond Brown, the dubious web-based media character landed
herself in a tough situation when she posted nudes of her then 7-year-old child via web-based media, in a
surprising celebratory style.
Akuapem Poloo was said to have violated the dignity and rights of the son.
Her subsequent 90-day jail term sentence was, however, described by her lawyers as harsh, and thus appealed against it.
The criminal division of the High Court has dismissed Akuapem Poloo’s appeal and she expected to go back to the Nsawam Medium Security Prison to complete her 90-day jail sentence.
Justice Ruby Aryeetey, the Presiding Judge, held that the sentence as given over by an Accra Circuit Court keep
going April was not, by all accounts, unreasonable and would subsequently not be meddled with.
“The court will only interfere if the court is convinced that the sentencing is manifestly excessive. The sentence was not manifestly excessive, and this court will not interfere with the court’s sentencing. This appeal is dismissed,” Justice Aryeetey gaveled.’
Akuapem Poloo was said to have disregarded the nobility and privileges of the child.
Her ensuing 90-day prison term sentence was, nonetheless, portrayed by her legal counselors as brutal, and in this way pursued against it.
But in an apparent defence of the trial court, Justice Aryeetey observed that: “It is apparent on the face of the trial document that the trial judge exercised her discretion judiciously. I am of the view that the trial court considered all the mitigating factors put up by the appellant’s lawyer and in the appeal. The trial judge also considered all the aggravating factors yet imposed the custodial sentence.”
In the considered view of Her Ladyship, “the trial judge imposed a harsh sentence to serve as a deterrent to
others from committing the same crime.”
The High Court thus ordered that the child at the centre of the prosecution should be given to another family
member who is competent enough to take care of him.