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Akuapem Poloo jailed again

The High Court in Accra has dismissed an appeal filed by Akuapem Poloo which sought to challenge the 90-day jail term handed to her by the Accra Circuit Court on April 16 this year.

This means that Poloo whose real name is Rosemond Alade Brown will continue serving the jail term handed her by the court.

In a ruling today, the Criminal Division of the court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the Circuit court decision on grounds that the Circuit court’s decision was not manifestly excessive.

“This court will not interfere and the appeal is therefore dismissed,” Justice Aryee said as reported by Graphiconline.

The court ordered that in the absence of the convict, Akuapem Poloo’s child should be given to any competent person in the family to take care of.

Background

Poloo challenged the 90 days custodial sentence, after publishing an obscene photograph on social media that involved her son.

She was fated on her own plea to serve a 90-day jail term by the Circuit Court presided over by Christiana Cann.

She was subsequently granted bail by the High Court pending notice of appeal filed by her lawyer, Andrew Kudzo Vortia.

Vortia has since fulfilled all the necessary conditions precedent for the appeal of Akuapem Poloo.

The Attorney General’s office however caused a hearing notice to be served on the lawyer for the appellant (Poloo).

The Attorney General has again filed the appeal processes.

In court on Monday, October 25, when  Poloo appeared before the court, it was said that there was no concrete evidence of service on her lawyer.

The court presided over by Justice Aryeetey indicated that all the parties had filed their respective argument.

The court, therefore, assigned today, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to pass judgment.

 

 

 

 

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