The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor has added his voice to those calling for Akuapem Poloo to be pardoned.
According to him the sentencing of actress Akuapem Poloo was wrong in its essence. He wondered who the courts is expecting to take care of her kid they claim to be protecting.
In a tweet, Otokunor said “Akuapem Polo’s sentencing is wrong in all its essence!! So who takes care of the kid, they claim to be protecting.” Akuapem Polio received a 90-day prison sentence after being found guilty of stripping naked in front of her seven-year-old son.
She pleaded guilty to all three counts, one of which is publication of obscene material in 2020. She is supposed to spend 90 days in prison for each count but the terms are to run concurrently.
In pronouncing judgement, Justice Christiana Cann considered the fact that she has had no brush with the law and the fact that she is a single mother.
The judge also considered the fact that her son will be going trauma in her absence.
The case was brought before the police in June, 2020 by the Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah.
Meanwhile, The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has also joined the majority of Ghanaians pleading Akuapem Poloo’s sentence.
Sammy Gyamfi said the three-month handed down to Akuapem Poloo was harsh and high-handed.
According to him, the court should have been considerate since she is a first offender and pleaded guilty to the offence she was charged with.