Akuapem Poloo’s prison sentence set aside as she's asked to be fine

Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day jail sentence has been set aside by a court in the West African country.

Recall that she was handed the prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to a charge of publication of n*de photos involving her underage son.

On Monday, December 1, 2021, a High Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey dismissed her appeal seeking a non-custodial sentence instead of a custodial sentence. Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the Circuit court decision on grounds of not being excessive or harsh.

Following the high court's judgement, her lawyers led by Andrew Kudzo Vortia filed a notice of appeal to challenge that decision and notice for bail.

The Court of Appeal in Accra has now imposed a fine of GH¢12, 000 on the convict.
The three member panel of the Appellate court, presided over by Justice Henry Anthony Kwoffie, held that the 90-year jail term was fair but substituted the custodial sentence with a fine in its judgement on Wednesday, December 15.

Poloo is now expected to pay GHS12,000, equivalent to 1000 penalty units.

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