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Nigerians React After Ghanaian Actress Akuapem Poloo Was Jailed For Sharing Nude Photo Online

An Accra Circuit Court earlier today sentenced the controversial actress to 90 days in prison over a birthday shoot photo shared on social media last year. The actress was convicted on her own plea last Wednesday and remanded in police custody for her hearing which happened this morning.
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Akuapem Poloo’s jail term has attracted a flurry of reactions from social media users and celebs from Nigeria as well, akin to the same way they shared their opinion when she first broke the internet with her nude photo.

An Accra Circuit Court earlier today sentenced the controversial actress to 90 days in prison over a birthday shoot photo shared on social media last year. The actress was convicted on her own plea last Wednesday and remanded in police custody for her hearing which happened this morning.

She was charged with the publication of nude pictures with her seven-year-old son. She changed her not guilty plea to guilty before being convicted. The judge who hurled Poloo behind bars opined that her judgment is premised on the high spate of nudity and insanity on the Ghanaian social media space.

According to Christina Cann, Akuapem Poloo’s sentencing needs to serve as a deterrent to everyone who contaminates the social media landscape in the name of freedom of expression. She stressed the fact that people need to be very cautious about the things they share on social media because when they are brought before the court, there would be found wanting.

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Meanwhile, a lot of Nigerians who are conversant with this story when it first surfaced last year have sprouted up with their opinions about it. Whilst a lot of them have sympathized with Poloo, others believe she deserves no mercy.

Others also used the moment to sing Ghana’s praises by saying if the same had happened in Nigeria, the celebrity involved would have gone scot free.

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