Nam 1 has asked Ghanaians on social media to stop linking him to the case involving actress Akuapem Poloo in court.
The CEO of the defunct Menzgold was trending on Twitter Wednesday after the actress was convicted in the misdemeanour charge by the Accra Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty to the offence.
The Tweets suggested the court was being high handed in what they perceive as a smaller crime. Some suggested the offence the actress is being punished for is incomparable to NAM 1 who is alleged to have defrauded Menzgold customers.
However, in a reaction to the social media uproar, the businessman said he has pleaded not guilty in the allegations against him and that he is ‘having his day in court’.
“Stop Misleading the public. Even on a foreign land I was acquitted and discharged, a decision that was affirmed by the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court. FYI: my granny wasn’t the presiding judge. Back home, I pleaded NOT GUILTY and I’m having my day in Court”.
The outspoken actress is facing three charges of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, a conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.
Rosemond who had displayed her naked picture with her son on social media on June 30, 2020 pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The Circuit Court however admitted her to bail in the sum of GHc100,000 with four sureties.
Two of the sureties are to be justified with landed property worth same amount.
In addition to the bail conditions, the court said the title deed of the property, should be deposited at the court’s Registry pending the final determination of the matter.
This was after her then lawyer Philip Kofi Bekoe had prayed the court to admit her to bail on grounds she is a well-known person. He said his client has people of substance who would stand as sureties when granted bail.
The prosecution did not oppose the bail application.
Brief facts of the case presented to the court by the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa were that the complainant is Bright K. Appiah, the Director of Child Rights International Ghana.
According to the prosecution, on June 30, 2020, the accused person celebrated her son’s seventh birthday and she took her nude pictures together with her son who was also half-naked and posted same on her Instagram page which went viral on social media.
She told the court that, the pictures attracted comments, adding that the behaviour of the accused person was likely to detract from the dignity of her seven-year-old son among others.
Chief Inspt. Agartha told the court that the complainant petitioned the Director-General Criminal Investigations Directorate and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit.
Akuapem Poloo, she said was arrested and in her caution statement, admitted posting the nude picture with her son unintentionally.
But, the prosecution held that Rosemond had deliberately posted the nude picture together with her son.