Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown known in showbiz circles as Akuapem Poloo has been charged for behaviour that diminishes the dignity and worth of another human being after she posted nude photographs of herself with her son on social media.
The actress has also been charged for engaging in domestic violence, conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity.
According to the prosecution, the post by the actress attracted comments, pointing out that the actress’ behaviour could detract from her son’s dignity among other things.
In her caution statement, the actress admitted posting, unintentionally, the nude photographs with her son.
The prosecution, however, held that she had intentionally posted the nude photographs with her son.
Lawyer for the accused person, Mr Philip Kofi Bekoe, prayed the court to admit his client to bail.
He noted that the actress is well-known and also knows people of substance who can stand as sureties if she were granted bail.
The court admitted the actress to a bail bond of GHS100,000 with four sureties, two of which must be justified with landed property amounting to the bail.
The court also ordered that the title deed of the property be kept at the Registry of the Court.
The actress had earlier described the nude photos she posted of herself with her son to celebrate the boy’s birthday as an “artistic expression”.
She refuted assertions made by some persons and organisations that the photo was pornographic.
The actress, on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, posted a nude photograph of herself kneeling before her son, who was also wearing an underwear, to mark his 7th birthday celebration.
Akuapem Poloo wrote the following unedited comment along with the picture: “Son today reminds me of the very day I gave birth to you with no stress and with no regret…30th June 2013 exactly 4:46 am Sunday Haha I still remember this date paa because it’s really meant a lot to me, I only felt the 30 minutes pain when you were turning to come out you were soo good to me. I gave birth with no complication, no cut no disability Haha I love you son. You see how you looking at me always remember that I love you. 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.”
The photograph went viral on social media.
Clearing the air in a separate video on Instagram, the actress described her previous post as an artistic expression.
She stated: “As an artiste, whatever I post is an artistic expression. I always try to send a message out there as a mother. So, whatever I posted today is an artistic expression. I’m not trying to portray porn on my page. I can’t do porn with my son. I even bathe always with my son. He’s my son, I bathe him always.
According to the actress, she was trying to use the photo to educate children and even adults, who have neglected their parents, especially their mothers and were not responsible toward them.
“Some people will see their parents out there mad, naked, and because they’re naked, they’ll run away and they won’t take care of their parents. But what I was trying to say is: no matter how naked you see your parents, get close to them and clothe them,” Akuapem Poloo noted.
The actress also apologised for her post.
“I want to say that I’m so sorry if I hurt anyone with my post this morning and also want you to know that I had no bad intentions. I was just trying to send a message out there.”