Actress Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, has been arrested by the Ghanaian Police over a nude photo shoot with her seven-year-old son which went viral on social media.
Although Poloo has apologized for the nude picture with her son posted on social media to mark his seventh birthday, it was gathered that she was picked up by operatives of Ghana’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and was sent to the headquarters of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit.
In her apology Poloo said that the photo was an artistic impression adding that the act was meant to teach the public to care for their parents irrespective of the state of their appearance.
“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.”
“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.”
In the photo which was posted on Tuesday, June 30, in celebration of her son’s birthday, the actress squatted in the nude in front of her son who was only in his underwear.
“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”
Following the uproar on social media, the Child Rights International, a child rights organization had petitioned the Ghanaian Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to look into the matter saying it is a breach of the Welfare Principle of the Children’s Act.
In a released statement, they wrote:
“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”