Investigative journalist Manasseh Awuni Azure has taken to his Facebook page to poke holes into the credibility of the laws of the country on which Akuapem Poloo was held accountable.
His reaction follows after the actress Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo was charged and convicted for the publication of nude pictures with her seven-year-old son.
She was sentenced to 90 days on each count after she changed her not guilty plea to guilty before being convicted. The court said the sentence must run concurrently which means she will only serve a 90-day jail term which three months
Explaining why several Ghanaian celebrities and journalists are advocating for Akuapem Poloo, Manasseh Azure insists that the legal system is not functioning to its finest point.
According to him, when it comes to legal troubles, most rich and powerful individuals in Ghana make it out unscathed with their reputation and bank account intact.
On Facebook he wrote:
Ghanaians are not against the enforcement of laws. They are against the selective application of laws.
They are against the fact that Akuapem Polo has been sentenced, but the MP and Minister who took responsibility for the shooting and the burning of motorbikes at a voters registration centre has been rewarded with a substantive ministerial position. And the police have released the thugs who were with her and actually fired the guns, according to eyewitnesses.
They are against the justice system that puts Abuga Pele on trial while Clement Kofi Humado testified against him. Abuga Pele is in jail but Mr. Humado is free from prosecution.
They are against the imprisonment of Philip Assibit of the Goodwill International Group for 12 years, while the likes of Zoomlion and rLG are free. These companies and their managers could not account for hundreds of millions of cedis dolled out to them through shady GYEEDA deals supervised by Clement Kofi Humado.
So, before you vent your frustration and accuse those complaining of double standards, pause and reflect:
Would Akuapem Polo have gone to jail if she had been the daughter of a minister of state?
We want our laws to be enforced, but if the laws are enforced against only the weak and vulnerable, then it amounts to selective justice.
And selective justice is injustice.