Akuapem Poloo (Credit: Instagram - @akuapem_poloo)

Private legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Anyenini has described as ‘noise’ reactions from the public on the conviction of actress Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo.

An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday remanded Akuapem Poloo for posting a naked picture with her son on Instagram on his seventh birthday in 2020.

The actress pleaded guilty to all three charges and was convicted on her own plea by the court presided over by Christina Cann.

She was subsequently remanded into custody to undergo a pregnancy test before her sentencing.

Following the court’s pronouncement, Ghanaians have expressed diverse reactions.

Whilst some have called for stiffer punishment for the social media sensation to help deter others from repeating the act, others mainly, social media influencers are campaigning for the actress to be freed or be given a less harsh punishment.

With the hashtag ‘#FreeAkuapemPoloo’, social media users such as Sarkodie, Efya, Hajia For Real, Akumaa Mama Zimbi and other Ghanaians are flooding social media with alternative punishment for the actress.

But speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Friday, Mr Anyenini said what do people who want hefty punishment meted out at Akuapem Poloo stand to gain.

He quizzed “I mostly ask them, why? What is it? Is it that she has done something personally wrong to you or something? Has she killed a human being or something?

“Why would you not think of the extenuating factors? Perhaps ask for a sentence according to law that will serve the purpose for which the law is there. Rather than simply asking that she suffers years of punishement.”

To those asking for freedom for the actress, Mr Anyenini said they need to abreast themselves with the facts first before attacking the judiciary for its pronouncement.

The legal practitioner stressed that citizens cannot use hearsay assertions to make arguments when dealing with the judiciary.

“They are just talking, thinking that they know the fact. But you don’t, the facts are what has been presented before the Court. And not what you think you are aware of that she took a naked photo of herself and her child and published it and she has apologized and so end of story.

“I think we don’t have to run ahead of ourselves in the manner that we appear to be doing and some of it to the extent of ignorantly beginning to blame the judge. I will expect that the judge by their training will pay little or no attention to the noise that is so much ignorance in nature,” he said.