Andy Vortia, Akuapem Poloo’s counsel, is hopeful that his client will not go to prison despite being convicted in her court case.
Poloo, also known as Rosemond Brown in private, was convicted after pleading guilty to charges brought against her in the aftermath of her viral nude picture with her son in June 2020.
Poloo was ordered to undergo a paternity test while awaiting sentencing by Judge Christiana Cann on Friday, April 15.
Prior to the hearing, the actress’ counsel clarified that her crimes are misdemeanors, with penalties ranging from fines, bonding, or a two-year prison term.
Lawyer Vortia claimed in an interview with Peace FM on Thursday, April 14, 20-21, that the first offence, publishing of obscene content, carries only a fine as punishment.
The second charge, engagaing domestic violence, it is “either a fine of not more than 500 penalty units (GHC1,000), bonding, cautioning, or a jail term of two years.”
Poloo could face a fine or prison time for the third crime, according to his lawyer.
The lawyer went on to say that he would plead for a lenient sentence based on mitigating factors such as Poloo’s admission of guilt without wasting the court’s time and the fact that she is a single mother and the sole breadwinner for the child in question.
“I believe if I put all these mitigating factors in front of the judge, we will be left off the hook,” he said.