A 31-year-old actress who posted a naked photo of herself on social media beside her son has been jailed for three months.
A court in Ghana this week convicted Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, following her prosecution in a case championed by Child Rights International (CRI).
Poloo broke down in tears after a judge at an Accra court read out the sentence. “Mummy please, Mummy, I beg you, Mummy please,” she reportedly cried to the female judge.
Actress Breasts Hidden
In the photo, posted last July to celebrate her son’s seventh birthday, Poloo is seen crouching and holding the boy’s hands. Her breasts are hidden by long hair. Both are in pants
She posted the photo on Instagram with the caption, “I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don’t pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life. Happy birthday to you @sonof_poloo“
The image went viral on social media. But it also attracted huge backlash.
“As a child rights organisation, we deem this act as a violation of the Welfare Principle of the Children’s Act and abuse of the child’s rights to privacy and dignity,” said CRI.
The Ghanaian Police Criminal Investigations Department took up the matter, leading to the actress’s arrest. The actress pleaded “guilty” to three counts she was facing.