Akuapem Poloo, Ghanaian actress, who was jailed for posting a nude photo with her son on social media, has been granted bail — a week after the court sentence.
TheCable Lifestyle had earlier reported how the Circuit Court sitting in Accra sentenced the movie star to three months in prison after she pleaded guilty to the charges against her.
But according to BBC Pidgin, a high court in Ghana granted the actress bail on Wednesday.
The development followed an appeal filed by Andy Vortia, her counsel, that the court should release the actress pending the conclusion of a petition challenging her jail term.
Vortia had instituted an appeal last Monday, faulting the court judgement.
In the appeal, the lawyer had argued that the jail term was harsh, given that she was a first-time offender and had already pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor of publishing the nude photos.
The lawyer had also argued that the court should have given her a fine for the said misdemeanor and not a custodial sentence.
He had also filed the bail application to secure the release of her client until when the appeal is considered by the court.
Speaking after the court’s ruling on Wednesday, Vortia said the bail application was considered on the basis that she was a first-time offender, her guilty plea, and welfare of her seven-year-old son.
The lawyer revealed that she was granted bail in the sum of Ghc80,000 (N5,372,976) alongside two sureties.
He explained that part of the bail condition is that the actress must report to the police twice a week while also submitting her passport to the court registrar.
Vortia said the judge also ruled that the movie star must notify the court as well as the police of any travel she intends to embark on.
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