Poloo sentenced

She was sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Christiana Cann.

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

Akuapem Poloo whiles whisked away to prison said “Mummy please, Mummy, I beg you, Mummy please.”

The lawyer for the convict, Andy Vortia, including other lawyers who were present at the court and 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.

Complainant

The Director of Child Rights International Ghana, Bright Appiah, was the complainant in this case.

He petitioned the police after the incriminating photo went viral on social media, and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

Social media reactions

Poloo’s case made headlines since she was sentenced to prison and Ghanaians, have reacted to the sentence on social media outlets – Facebook and Twitter.

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