Akuapem Poloo granted post-conviction bail

Ghanaian actress Akuapam Poloo

A High Court in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday granted Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo ¢80,000 bail following her conviction for offensive social media post.

As part of her bail condition, the actress has to report to the case investigator every two weeks.

This is coming days after she was convicted and sentenced to 90 days imprisonment, having uploaded obscene pictures on social media in which her seven-year-old son was looking directly at her bare body.

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The judgement had sparked protests across Ghana and other countries including Nigeria. While many people thought the judgement was too harsh for the offence, others saw it as well deserved.

The presiding judge had decided that the judgement was necessary to deter others in Ghana from commiting similar offences.

According to senior state attorney Selasie Kuwornu, the state had no control over the length of the appeal, and therefore could not oppose the application for bail.

Akuapem Poloo, born Rosemund Alade Brown, has been disallowed from traveling unless by express permission of the court.