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Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day Jail Sentence Has Been Overturned By The Court.

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The court overturned Akuapem Poloo’s prison term and instead issued a GHc12, 000 fine.

Remember that in April of this year, Akuapem Poloo was sentenced to 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of publishing nude photos of her son.

According to a report on GraphicOnline.com, the court’s Criminal Division, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, upheld the Circuit court’s ruling on the grounds that it was not manifestly disproportionate.

“This court will not intervene, and hence the appeal is dismissed,” Justice Aryee stated.
In the absence of the offender, the court ruled that Akuapem Poloo’s child be delivered to any family member who is capable of caring for him.

The High Court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, dismissed her appeal for a non-custodial term rather than a jail sentence on Monday, December 1, 2021.

The High Court concluded that the Circuit Court’s sentence of 90 days in prison was not “manifestly disproportionate” or “harsh,” and that it could not overturn that verdict.

Her lawyers, lead by Andrew Kudzo Vortia, filed a notice of appeal and notice for bail five days later, challenging the ruling.

Instead, the convict was fined GH12, 000 by the Court of Appeal in Accra.

The Appellate Court’s three-member panel presided over by Justice Henry Anthony Kwoffie, found the 90-day sentence to be reasonable.

As a result, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the court substituted a fine for the jail term.

On count one, she was given 1000 (GH12,000) penalty units, and on counts two and three, she was given 500 (GH6,000) penalty units.

The sentences must run in the same order as they were written.

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