Rosemond Alade Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been arrested by the police over a nude photoshoot with her seven-year-old.
The Ghanaian Actress photoshoot son went viral on social media and Akuapem Poloo was picked up by operatives of Ghana’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
Reports say she has been sent to the headquarters of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit.
Celebrating her son’s 7th birthday, she squatted in the nude in front of her son who was only in his underwear. The photo was published on Tuesday, June 30.
She wrote on the photo: “I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don’t pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life. Happy birthday to you @sonof_poloo”
The Child Rights International petitioned the Ghanaian Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to look into the matter, saying:
“As a child rights organisation, we deem this act as a violation of the Welfare Principle of the Children’s Act and abuse of the child’s rights to privacy and dignity. We wish to notify your esteemed office to investigate the taking of the said images and its circulation”
Akuapem Poloo later apologised in a video in which she said that the photo was an artistic impression:
“As an artist, whatever I post is an artistic impression. I’m not trying to put porn on my page or playing porn with him. I am so sorry if I hurt anyone with my post this morning. I also want you to know that it wasn’t made with a bad intention.”
She also said the act was meant to teach the people to care for their parents irrespective of the state of their appearance.
“What I was saying was that, no matter how naked you see your parent, don’t run away from them. Get close to them and cloth them.”