Akuapim Poloo is to be punished more than 90 days imprisonment –Lawyer Vortia
Lawyer for actress Rosemond Brown populary known in showbiz as Akuapem Poloo, Andrew Vortia says she pleaded guilty to avoid harsher punishment.
“When we were in the case management conference stage, we evaluated all the evidence against her; the pictorial evidence and the witness statement. We realised that we don’t have a good case,” he said.
Akuapem Poloo has been handed a 90 days jail sentence over naked pictures with her son.
The conviction comes after she posted a naked picture with her son on Instagram celebrating his seventh birthday.
Judge who presided over the case,Christina Cann expressed discomfort with the alarming rate at which nude pictures has become a thing in the country’s social media space.
The judge added that the actress is being punished to serve as a deterrent to others.
However, legal team of Akuapim Poloo have been criticised for doing a poor job in defending her in court.
But according to her lead counsel Andrew Vortia it was the right decision to take considering the nature of her case.
He said if she had not pleaded guilty and had proceeded with going for a trial, the sentence would have been harsher.
“harsher punishment would have been given her if she is found culpable, after about two or three months of trial proceedings”.
The lawyer said with Miss Brown being a first-time offender pleading guilty to the charges was the best alternative.