Communications Director for major opposition National Democratic Congress ( NDC), Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has described as very harsh and high- handed, sentence given to actress and video vixen, Akuapem Poloo.
Akuapem Poloo was on yesterday 16th April 2021 jailed 90 days by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Christine over her nude picture with her son posted on social media last year 2020.
Sammy Gyamfi reacting to the sentencing of the actress held the view that a non- custodial sentence would have been appropriate instead of the 90 day jail term that was given to her.
According to the Communications Director, the jailed actress was a first offender who pleaded guilty and also showed remorse.
In his post, he wrote;
” The sentence given to @iamAkuapemPoloo is very harsh and high-handed. Given the fact she is a first offender, pleaded guilty and showed remorse, non- custodial sentence would have been appropriate”he Said.
Why Akuapem Poloo Was Jailed Yesterday!
The actress was on yesterday Friday 16th April 2021 jailed three months ( 90 days) by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Christine.
This follows a naked picture the actress took with her son in 2020, posting it on social media to have celebrated the son’s birthday.
Akuapem Poloo was on Wednesday convicted by the Court by pleading guilty to three charges against her on her own plea.
The actress was charged with the publication of nude pictures with her minor seven year old son on his birthday. She changed her not guilty plea to guilty before her conviction.
The Court had earlier deferred her sentencing to yesterday Friday 16th, April 2021 for her to undergo a pregnancy test to ensure she was not pregnant before her sentencing.
Before her sentence was announced, the presiding Judge confirmed that she was not pregnancy after her pregnancy test as result came out negative.