Ghanaian lawyer, TV host, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sandra Ankobiah has added her voice to the ongoing commentary on the 90-days sentence of Ghanaian Actress, Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo by the Accra Circuit Court today.
Lawyer Sandra Ankobiah has made an opinion on the need for a review or reforms on the sentencing laws in Ghana and quizzed, ‘Are we making enough use of non-custodial sentencing in this country?’ in a series of tweets sighted by unitedshowbiz.com.gh
Below reads her reaction;
We really need sentencing reforms in the country. Are we making enough use of non-custodial sentencing in this country?
For the avoidance of doubt, she was tried and convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction. I’m only asking questions about sentencing reforms. I guess this is about setting precedent.
It will be interesting to see how the posting of “nudity” on social media will be viewed going forward.
I need to read the full judgment. The non-custodial Bill is ready, but like most Bills, it will take ages to be passed into Law.
On Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Accra Circuit Court presided over by her Her Honour Christina Cann, Akuapem Poloo was jailed 90 days or three months and convicted on her own plea after pleading guilty to three charges.
She was charged with the publication of nude pictures with her seven-year-old son. She changed her not guilty plea to guilty before being convicted.