Akuapem Poloo’s picture is classless but not bad enough to go to jail - Tonto Dikeh

Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh has labelled the birthday photoshoot that landed Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo in jail as ‘classless’ but says it is not enough to attract a jail term.

Tonto Dikeh and Akuapem Poloo

Last week, an Accra Circuit Court sentenced Akuapem Poloo to 90 days in jail for publishing semi-nude pictures of herself and her son on social media.

Some colleague celebrities have condemned the sentencing and have created an online petition to appeal to President Akufo-Addo to pardon the actress.

Reacting to the news published by Ghanafuo.com’s Instagram page (@ghanafuodotcom), Tonto Dikeh said Akuapem Poloo’s pictures were 'morally wrong and classless' but shouldn’t attract a jail sentence.

She called on Nigerians to sign the online petition to “get our girl back home.”

Her post read: “One thing they always say is no one can tell a mother how to bring up her child, it only becomes society responsibilities when you are hurting the child.

In this case I see no hurt here, can I take same picture? No, I couldn’t, not even in the next life but am different doesn’t mean the act is totally wrong when it’s in the privacy of your home alone.

But the pictures are morally wrong? Yes. Classless? Yes, sir but not bad enough to go to jail? No, I don’t think so..

Dear Nigerians pls show some love/support let’s get this petition document filled up and get our girl back home.. Thanks.”

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