Akuapim Poloo Arrested!

Actress and social media star, Rosemond Alade Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been arrested by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers of the Ghana Police over her controversial nude photo with her son.

According to Nana Yaa Konadu of Peace FM who confirmed Poloo’s arrest on her late afternoon show, Asomdwee Nkomo, Akuapem Poloo was picked up at about 3pm and has been sent to the headquarters of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit around the Ministries in Accra.

Akuapem Poloo posed naked in front of her son while her son was wearing only underpants and posted it on her instagram page on Tuesday June 30, 2020 to celebrate her son birthday. 

The photo went viral instantly and sparked outrage on social media and leading to a debate as to whether she had done the right thing.

After the post went viral, it was reported that Child Rights International petitioned the CID to act over the matter since Akuapem Poloo had violated some laws and also breached some Child Acts.

Based on the report by Child Rights International, the Police CID invited Akuapim Poloo for questioning and according the Police, she agreed to report herself on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 but she refused to honor the Police invitation until her arrest today Monday July 6, 2020.

Rosemond Brown took down the post and apologized to the general public over the post. After she celebrated her son’s birthday, she made a self-recorded video with her son in which they both apologized to the public over the issue.

However, the authorities would have none of that as she has been taken to DOVVSU’s headquarters in Accra for questioning.

The reason for her arrest is still not clear and no official charges has been leveled against her yet.