A renowned lawyer who doubles as the communication officer for the opposition NDC party , lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has added his voice to the ongoing debate on the punishment given to Rosemond Brown alias Akuapim Poolo for allegedly putting her naked picture and that of her 7 year old son out on social media.
Akuapim Poolo was seen naked kneeling infront of her small boy in a nude picture which she put on social media .
This nude picture went viral and many people in the public domain expressed worries over what motivated her to exposeher nakedness to the whole world in such a manner .
The case was thoroughly investigated and she was made to answer some questions on her conduct .
Later a charge was leveled against her and the case was sent to the law Court to determine what the law says on that.
During the trial at the court she was asked by the Magistrate to go and check whether there is no psychological hitches in her memory.
The Magistrate further asked her lawyer to go for pregnancy test to determine whether she is pregnant.
Various tests conducted on her came out negative. It was revealed that nothing whatsoever worried her, no psychologicalproblem or any hidden pregnancy.
On Friday, 16th April 2021 the judgement was given by a high court in Accra presided by her Lordship Christiana Cann.
In her Judgement she said ; the behaviour put up by this young lady ought not be entertained and it against the laws of Ghana particularly the 1992 Constitution and other subsidiary legislation.
90 days ultimatum was given to her to serve in prison with hard labour.
This is to serve as a lesson and to deter all ladies and gentlemen who exposed their nakedness to the public , calling themselves ; slay queens and kings.
Also the child should be sent back to father or whoever will be available and responsible to take care of him.
She pleaded with the court for being guilty of the offence and not to repeat such thing again.
Her mother however appealed for reduction on her punishment but what had been said can’t be easily changed .
Immediately after her judgement people expressed worries and concerns on the punishment given to Akuapim Poolo both on radio and TV as well as online.
Sammy Gyamfi on his part said the punishment meted out to the lady was too harsh and ought to be reconsidered and if possible her lawyers should go for an appeal.
He said we live in a country where many people have engaged in corrupt practices and have looted the State for quite a longtime but go unpunished.
Not even an ant has been punished for engaging in any act of corruption.
Meanwhile her prison date starts from Monday 19th April 2021.
Kobina Nyamekye, ACCRA.
Edited by :
Asare-Addo Paul (picoshanti)