Lawyer Andrew Vortia, Counsel for Akuapem Poloo has disclosed that he run out of options and had no choice but to compel his client plead guilty to charges leveled against her.
According to him, looking at the evidence presented against Mrs Poloo, it was in her best interest to plead guilty to reduce her sentencing.
“When we were at the case management case stage, we evaluated all the evidence against her (pictorial) in the witness statement and we realized that we don’t have a good case. So when the case goes through full trial let’s say two or three months and she’s found culpable the sentence will be harsher than being a first-time offender pleading guilty,” he told the media after the judgement.
Akuapem Poloo was on Wednesday convicted on her own plea by the Circuit Court in Accra after pleading guilty to three charges, thus the publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, namely conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.
She was sentenced to 90 days on each count but the court said, the sentence must run concurrently, meaning she will only serve a 90-day jail term which is three months.