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Akuapem Poloo showed remorse and Akufo-Addo must pardon her- Sammy Gyamfi

By Mutala Yakubu
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National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi has leapt to the defence of jailed Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo.

Mr Gyamfi in a social media post after her sentence said it's harsh because she is a first time offender.

He also said the actress showed remorse and a non-custodial sentence would have been appropriate.

He then pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to remit her sentence or pardon her.

READ ALSO: Lawyer for Akuapem Poloo to appeal 90 days jail sentence

Social media personality Rosemond Brown has been jailed three months after her conviction on charges of publication of obscene material and domestic violence.

“Mummy please, Mummy, I beg you, Mummy please” were the words of Actress Rosemond Alade Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo when the court slapped her with 90-day imprisonment.

In an emotional atmosphere, the lawyer for the convict, Mr Andy Vortia, including other lawyers who were present at the court prayed independently as amicus curiae against a custodial sentence but the court held that a harsh sentence must be passed to serve as a deterrent for committing the offence which the court held had become prevalent in the country and affected children’s best interest, right to privacy and dignity as well as the country’s moral image.

The judge Ms Christiana Cann sentenced her to 90 days in prison each for all three counts which are to run concurrently.

Charges and counts

The actress was convicted on her own plea, after she had pleaded guilty to three counts of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence namely a conduct that in any way undermined another person’s privacy or integrity, and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracted or was likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.