#FreeAkuapemPoloo: Is The Trending Hashtag Misplaced Outrage?

Akuapem Poloo. Photo credit: Zikey Photography

Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been convicted on her own guilty plea for allegedly sexually abusing her 8-year-old son.

This case is coming from her 2020 nude photoshoot with her son.

When the news of her conviction broke, a lot of Ghanaians took to social media to register their displeasure and indicate how the law was being used to treat her unfairly.

She had been remanded into police custody to undergo a pregnancy test, which is reportedly normal procedure, before she would be sentenced tomorrow on April 16.

However, a lot of the outrage on social media had assumed that Akuapem Poloo had been imprisoned for her nude photos.

https://twitter.com/sarkodie/status/1382605921482850304

However, a lawyer has explained in a Twitter thread that is not the case.

As of now, nobody knows whether Akuapem Poloo will be sentenced to prison or she will be given a fine or both.

Perhaps, what this social media outrage could end up achieving is to let the judge know of the public interest in the case and probably persuade her to temper justice with mercy.

Please, note that she has not been “punished” for the crime she pleaded guilty for yet.

Akuapem Poloo pleaded guilty to the publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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