‘I am not guilty’ – Akuapem Poloo tells court after posting nude photo
Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Brown, has pleaded not guilty after posting a nude photo of herself and her 7-year-old son on social media.
On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the actress posted a picture of herself and her son on his seventh birthday. Rosemond was captured naked kneeling before her son who was only seen in a panty.
While many criticized the actress over the photo, others jumped to her defense.
The actress later rendered an apology.
But appearing before a judge at Accra Circuit Court, the video vixen also known as Akuapem Poloo pleaded not guilty.
She was, therefore, granted bail in the sum of GH₵100,000 with four sureties, two to be justified.
The two sureties have been ordered to provide proof of ownership of any landed property worth the bail sum.
This was after her lawyer Philip Kofi Bekoe pleaded with the court to admit her to bail on grounds that she is a well-known person.
He also said his client has people of substance who are willing to stand as sureties provided she is granted bail. The prosecution did not oppose the bail application.
She has been charged with the publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy, and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.
The facts of the case are that the complainant Bright Appiah is the Director of Child Right’s International Ghana whereas the accused person Rosemond Alade Brown is an Actress.
On June 30, this year, the accused person celebrated her son Mohammed Mudair’s seventh birthday and took a nude photograph together with her son and posted the same on her Instagram page which went viral.
Social media users started sending in comments about the nude picture of the accused and her son. And following the concerns raised, social media critics redressed the two.
The prosecution said the conduct or behavior of the accused undermines the privacy or is likely to detract the dignity of the son.
The complainant then petitioned CID Director-General and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).
The accused was arrested and on her caution statement to police, she admitted posting the nude picture together with her son unintentionally.
But the write-up text on her post read “I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was when giving birth to you, so in case you find me lying somewhere don’t pass by but see me as you mom who brought you to life.”
This, according to the prosecution indicated that she deliberately posted the nude pictures together with her son.
The case continues on November 23, 2020.