Akuapem Poloo granted bail after tens of thousands signed petition asking for her to be freed

April 21, 2021
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Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, who was convicted for posing naked with her child has finally been granted bail.

Recall that social media went agog after the actress was sentenced to 90 days (3 months) in prison for posting the nude photo on her Instagram page, and tons of netizens signed petitions to request for her release.

Finally, On Wednesday, April 21, an Accra High Court granted Akuapem Poloo, ¢80,000 bail with two sureties to be justified.

As part of her bail condition, Poloo has to report to the case investigator every two weeks, and also expected to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court.

The court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, said she will only travel with the express permission of the court.

The court further said the applicant has satisfied the four grounds of bail pending appeal.

The application for bail was not opposed by the state who were present in court represented by Senior State Attorney Selasie Kuwornu.

According to him, this is because the State had no control over the length of the appeal which could travel beyond the 90 days jail sentence.

Poloo’s lawyer filed a motion to appeal the 90-day jail sentence . He also filed a motion for bail pending appeal.

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