‘My spirit left my body when I entered Nsawam Prison’ – Akuapem Poloo
Social media sensation, Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, has recounted her ordeal at the Nsawam Female Prisons.
The budding actress was sentenced to 90-days in prison for indecent exposure after posting a nude photo with her son.
“My spirit left me when we got to the Nsawam prison gate. I was weak because I never ever thought I would be detained in a police cell, talk less of a prison,” she said.
On 30 June 2020, she celebrated her son’s seventh birthday and snapped a nude photograph together with him. She later posted the photos on her Instagram page, which went viral.
While many criticised the actress over the pictures, others jumped to her defence.
However, Bright Appiah, the Director of Child Rights International Ghana, petitioned the CID over the picture, and the actress was arrested.
Initially, she was granted bail in the sum of GH₵100,000 with four sureties, two to be justified.
The two sureties were ordered to provide proof of ownership of any landed property worth the bail sum.
Subsequently, an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Christiana Cann sentenced her to 90-days in prison, citing that there was a need to give such punitive measures to deter people who are fond of posting such pictures online.
Recounting her experience in an interview with Delay, Akuapem Poloo said, “I have learnt that anything can take you to jail, and fame can land you in places you dread”.