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Human rights lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu has slammed actress Akuapem Poloo for posing nude with her 7-year-old son.
According to him, the act by the actress is a classic case of child abuse.
The controversial actress shared the racy photo which showed her completely naked squatting before her son, who wore only briefs, as they held hands to mark his seventh birthday.
Akuapem Poloo got social media buzzing on Tuesday, with a greater number of people in an out of Ghana, condemning her for the photo she shared on Instagram.
She captioned the photo “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.”
Several commentators bashed her act as an abuse of the rights of her son.
The Child Rights International, in a letter to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, described the act as a breach of the Welfare Principle of the Child’s Act.
Child Rights International said it was also an “abuse of the child’s righto privacy and dignity” and called on the CID to investigate the matter.
Lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu, commenting the development in an interview with Miriam Osei Agyemang on Urban Blend on 3FM said: “I have seen that photo and it is very much in a bad taste’’ and called it a classic case of child abuse.”
The Human Rights lawyer, who shared his life story on the Life Series segment on the Urban Blend, added that “if it was a jurisdiction with strong social systems, this child would have been taken away from Akuapem Poloo and put in maybe a home of some sort but as a country, we don’t have the facilities to keep these children and even guarantee their future”.
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