Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison – Photos

The controversy surrounding Akuapem Poloo’s jail sentence for posting nvd!ty on social media with her then-7-year-old son caused outrage on the internet, with many rooting for her release, which was granted only a few days ago.

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

On her second appearance in court, Akuapem Poloo pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison by an Accra circuit court on Friday, April 16, 2021, for sharing a nvde picture of herself and her seven-year-old son on his birthday on June 30, 2020.

However, this is not the first time in Ghana that a showbiz figure has been jailed for a crime.

The following is a list of Ghanaian artistic arts individuals who have already spent time in prison.

Daasebre Gyamenah:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Daasebre Gyamena, a Ghanaian highlife singer, was imprisoned in the United Kingdom in 2006 for trying to smuggle cocaine into the UK after disembarking from a British Airways flight from Accra.

Last Friday, the musician was found not guilty on narcotics charges after a jury investigating his lawsuit delivered a not guilty verdict.

Customs officers, assisted by sniffer dogs, pointed out the Ghanaian musician’s luggage during regular checks on passengers arriving at the airport, according to reports from the Heathrow Airport at the time.

According to Mr Bob Geiger, a spokesperson for Customs and Excise at London’s Heathrow Airport, Daasebre Gyamena had two kilograms of the illicit drug hidden in his luggage.

He estimated the substance’s street value to be around £100,000.

Gyamena was charged with trying to smuggle drugs into the United Kingdom and was arraigned before the Uxbridge Magistrate’s Court in London, where he was remanded in detention with a seven-day reappearance date.

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In 2007, he was released from prison and died on July 27, 2016.

G-Man:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Nana Akwasi Agyemang, also known as G-Man, was one of Ghana’s best dancers and singers, with exceptional abilities on the keyboard, drums, and guitar.

Between 1986 and 1992, he released four albums. In 1986, he released his biggest hit, Highlife in G major.

During a scuffle in 1995, he shot the taxi driver. G-Man claims he never intended to kill the driver, but he vowed to kill him if he did not reverse a curse he put on him and his friend Abieku Nyame alias Jagger P after picking sand from their footsteps. Former President John Agyekum Kufuor issued him a presidential pardon in 2009 after he was sentenced to death by hanging in 1995. He was imprisoned for 14 years.

Now, he works as a priest.

Exopa Boss – Ibrahim Sima:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Exopa Modeling Agency’s Chief Executive Officer was Ibrahim Sima.

As per a JoyNews article, the EXOPA chief was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport on September 7, 2009, after a luggage check found tubers of yam with narcotic drugs hidden in them.

Ibrahim was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2011 for attempting to smuggle drugs.

DSP Vitalis Aiyia, the Ghana Prisons Service’s Chief Public Relations Officer at the time, clarified that the accused CEO was playing football when he collided with the goalkeeper, but that he did not complain about injury at the time.

Later that night, he began to experience pains and was rushed to the Nsawam Government Hospital, where his condition quickly worsened. He was taken to the Police Hospital and died there.

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Kwaw Kese:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Kwaw Kese, a Ghanaian hiphop rapper, was arrested and jailed in Kumasi in 2014 for allegedly smoking pot.

Kwaw was arrested about 2 a.m. Sunday morning at a famous open hangout named Plus 2 (Ahodwo) where he was smoking marijuana with a group of friends. Kwaw was in Kumasi and performed at Kumasi based Luv FM’s Old Sku Reunion on Saturday, November 23, 2014.

Kwaw Kese was sentenced to a day in prison and fined Gh1,200 by High Court judge William Boampong.

Kwaw Kese paid the fine and was sentenced to one day in prison.

The rapper was held in remand at the Kumasi Central Prison for over a month before being released on December 30, 2014.

Deeba:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Ghanaian rapper Akyampong, better known as Deeba, rose to prominence in the early days of hiphop with his hit song Deeba.

Interpol arrested him following a lengthy investigation for reportedly defiling his fiancee’s 8-year-old stepdaughter in the United Kingdom between 2006 and 2008.

According to a legal document related to this case, Deeba returned to Ghana after staying in the United Kingdom with his fiancée, with whom he has two biological children. He is accused of performing this inhumane act on his 8-year-old stepdaughter during his two-year stay in the United Kingdom (2006-2008), during which he fled to Ghana.

Showboy:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Sam Safo, a Ghanaian-American rapper and the CEO of 2Hype Gang, was sentenced to six years in jail for stabbing Junior, a Shatta Wale mate, in March 2019.

Showboy got into a fight with Junior, Shatta Wale’s pal, in 2017 and stabbed him in the stomach during the fight. He is reportedly serving a six-year sentence in a US jail.

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Akuapem Poloo:

Akuapem Poloo and 6 popular Ghanaian celebrities who were sent to prison - Photos

Rosemond Alade Brown widely known as Akuapem Poloo was recently sent to jail after sharing a semi-nude photo with her seven-year-old son on her Instagram handle somewhere in 2020.

she was taken to court by the Child’s Right International for taking such a photo with her son. Poloo pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in prison.

through an appeal made by her lawyers, she was finally granted bail.