Ghanaian socialite and actress, ‘Akuapem Poloo’ has been;granted bail of 80,000 Ghana cedis pending an appeal filed by her lawyer.
This follows Akuapem Poloo’s Lawyer, Andrews Kudzo Vortia;on Monday, April 19, 2021, filling a notice of appeal and application;for bail against the actress’s custodial sentence, as he;described Akuapem Poloo’s sentence as being “harsh”.
In addition to the bail, she is to report to;the case investigator every two weeks and she;is to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court. Also, she is to provide sureties- people to stand in for her, that; they’ll fulfill the conditions of her bail, in the;event she is nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, according to some reports, Akuapem Poloo’s Lawyer, Lawyer;Andrews Kudzo Vortia disclosed that he is preparing to get Rosemond out of; prison by the close of the day or by tomorrow morning. However, Lawyer Andrews who;was expecting Akuapem Poloo to appear at the court session was absent today.
Akuapem Poloo can get a lesser punishment
Speaking with The Vaultz Media (TVM), Lawyer Adwoa;Osafredu Asubonteng, who earlier indicated that there is still hope for Akuapem Poloo, has intimated that it now rests on Lawyer Andrews to convince the court that Akuapem Poloo’s sentence is indeed “harsh”. According to Lawyer Adwoa, if he is able to achieve it, then Akuapem Poloo could either be fined, cautioned or have the 90 day sentence reduced even if the court decides to still enforce the custodial sentence.
“As indicated earlier in our discussion on the matter, Rosemond is entitled to Appeal the sentence and also to apply for bail pending Appeal.
“Gratefully, the Accra High Court has granted bail after the bail was applied for by Rosemond’s Lawyer and same was not opposed to by the State Attorney leading the prosecution of the case.
“What is next is solely dependent on how the Lawyer is able to canvass for the sentence to be varied or mitigated and how the High Court will be persuaded to hold that the 90 days sentence was harsh and a fine or caution will be most appropriate in the circumstance”.
Akuapem Poloo files for a notice of appeal after sentencing
It can be recalled that last Friday ‘Akuapem Poloo’ was sentenced to 90 days in prison. This comes after the social media sensation posted some naked photos of herself and her son on his seventh birthday anniversary. She was sentenced on the charges of publication of obscene material and domestic violence to wit conducts which undermines the privacy and integrity of another person, and conduct which detracts, or is likely to detract from the dignity of another human being.
However, not satisfied with the conviction, the convict/appellant [Akuapem Poloo] filed a notice of appeal at the High court for determination. Akuapem Poloo’s lawyer said the sentencing was harsh and the non-custodial sentence would have been best.
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