A Ghanaian actress will serve a prison sentence after she posed nude with her son in a photoshoot for his 7th birthday.
After posting the artistic photo in June 2020, police charged Rosemond Brown, known professionally as Akuapem Poloo, with domestic violence and posting obscene material, and sentenced her to three months in prison. She lost an appeal in court last week, meaning she'll have to serve out her sentence.
"SON I LOVE YOU AND GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS YOU KNOW ... BE GOOD TILL MUMMY GETS BACK ... GOD IS IN CONTROL ALWAYS," the 32-year-old wrote on Instagram after losing her appeal.
"The court is bothered with posting nude photos on social media. There is no doubt that apart from the canker of rape, defilement, physical assault, the publication of obscene materials is on the increase," Judge Christiana Cann ruled in April, according to reports. "A harsh sentence will serve a as a deterrent."
On Wednesday (December 1) the appeals court upheld Cann's ruling, stating "This court will not interfere and the appeal is therefore dismissed," Justice Ruby Aryeete of the High Court said, per BBC Pidgin.
Poloo's case went viral on social media, and caught the attention of several celebrities, including Cardi B, who commented on the situation earlier this year.
"I don't think she was going for sexual more going the natural idea," the "Up" rapper tweeted.
According to reports, Poloo's son will be in the care of the actress' friend, fellow Ghanaian actress Tracey Boakye.