Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo has thanked her Nigerian counterpart Tonto Dikeh, American rapper Cardi B and others who campaigned for her release from jail.
The mother of one expressed her gratitude in a video posted on Instagram on Sunday, four days after an Accra High Court granted her bail pending an appeal against a 90-day jail sentence for posting a naked photo of herself in front of her son on social media last year.
“The Joy in my heart alone won’t allow me to sleep without thanking y’all for your support,” she captioned the video.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Akuapem said she regretted taking the picture with her son, but did not expect it would send her to jail.
“I didn’t know that taking pictures with my son in that manner could send me to jail or put me in a big trouble.
“I didn’t know it was not a good thing. Whatever it is, forgive me and have mercy on me. I didn’t do that intentionally. I’m your kid sister, I’m your child, I’m your daughter. Please forgive me,” she said.
The young woman born Rosemund Brown also promised to embark on a campaign against nudity.
“I want to say this to my colleague and the young ones coming that it is not good. I didn’t know and I did it and this is what I got myself into, especially the nudity.
“Nudity is not good at all. In Ghana we have our norms and our culture, my colleagues should understand and put a stop to it,” she stressed.
As part of her bail requirement, the court ordered Akuapem Poloo to report to police twice a week and to hand over her passport to the registrar of the court. She can travel only with the court’s permission.
Speaking on why she was granted bail, the judge confirmed it is because she was a young first-time offender who had shown remorse and had pleaded guilty. The court also considered the welfare of her son when deciding to release her on bail.
Tonto Dikeh and Cardi B had in different social media posts before Akuapem Poloo’s release described the 90-days jail sentence of the actress as excessive.