Akuapem Poloo in court over nude photo

An Accra Circuit Court has fixed April 14 to commence the trial of Rosemond Alade Brown, aka, Akuapem Poloo, an actress, who allegedly displayed her naked picture together with her son on social media.

This was after Rosemond and her lawyer Mr Andy Vortia had appeared before the court for case management conference. The defence counsel also informed the court that his client would also like to change her plea of not guilty to guilty.

The court presided over by Mrs Christina Cann, stated that the evidence of prosecution witness Mr Bright Appiah, Executive Director of Child Rights International, would be taken at the next sitting and that the case investigator would also mount the witness box.

Mr Vortia prayed for a long adjournment as his client would be travelling to Nigeria where she had signed a contract for movie production.

When the court demanded the said contract, Rosemond showed the court a copy of the contract on her phone.

Rosemond then explained that she had left the signed copy at home.

Rosemond, a social media entertainer, has been charged with publication of obscene material, and two counts of engaging in domestic violence.

She has, however, denied the charges and is on a GH¢100,000 bail.

Police Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa, the prosecutor, told the court that they were comfortable with the new date.

The case, as narrated by the prosecution earlier, is that the complainant, Mr Bright K. Appiah, is the Director of Child Rights International Ghana.

On June 30 last year, the prosecution said Rosemond celebrated her son’s seventh birthday and took her nude pictures together with her son, who was also half-naked and posted same on her Instagram page, which went viral on social media.

The pictures attracted comments, adding that the behaviour of the accused person undermined the dignity of her seven-year-old son among others.

The prosecution said the complainant petitioned the Director-General CID and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

Rosemond, the prosecution said, was arrested and in her caution statement, admitted posting the nude picture with her son unintentionally.

A write up accompanying the picture read: “I am naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me lying somewhere don’t pass by but see me as your mom who brought you to life.”

The prosecution held that Rosemond deliberately posted the pictures.  GNA

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