Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, a Ghanaian actor, has been sentenced to three months in prison for posting nude pictures online.
She posted her nude picture of herself with her son kneeling with her in June 2020, to mark his seventh birthday on her social media handles.
Her act attracted condemnation across Ghana and Africa as a whole.
Director of Child Rights International, Ghana, Bright Appiah, condemned her for the post but the filed a petition seeking her prosecution.
However, Poloo had apologized over the post, saying the picture was originally meant to encourage people to appreciate their mothers.
she also said: “As an artist, whatever I post is an artistic impression. I’m not trying to put porn on my page or playing porn with him. I am so sorry if I hurt anyone with my post this morning. I also want you to know that it wasn’t made with a bad intention.”
The matter was, referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) in Ghana which led to the actress arrest.
She was later charged with publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence and undermining human dignity.
The actress in court on Friday pleaded guilty and was consequently convicted.
The Circuit Court sitting in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, on Friday ruled that the actress would serve her three months jail term concurrently.
Her sentence is to serve as a deterrent to others in the country, the court said.