The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Mrs. Merlyn Wood would be deciding on the fate on a beautician, Chantel Nunekpeku, who allegedly shared a doctored nude photograph of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, Destina Tata.
Ms.Nunekpeku has already been sentenced into one year imprisonment by a circuit court after changing her plea from not guilty to guilty in 2018.
However, the convict is appealing against her sentence at the high court, for which reason the presiding judge has given Wednesday, October 13, 202, to give her verdict on the case.
Ms.Nunekpeku, after her 12 months sentence in 2018 and subsequent application for bail and granting of same, failed vehemently to file her appeal processes.
The High Court upon prayer by lawyers of Chantel for an extension of time to make the application was granted 21 days to do so and hearing was then slated for April 30, 2021.
The substance of the case is that Chantel’s boyfriend, KayodeKalode is a music producer who happens to be an ex-lover of the complainant in the matter, Destina Tata, whose photo was shopped onto another person’s nude body and posted on social media.
Hence, Chantel and Kalode were accused of photoshopping Tata’s photos and putting the head on someone else nude body and distributing the same on social media.
The beautician in the initial stages of her trial pleaded not guilty to the crime but afterwards changed the plea to guilty, hence a 12-month sentence was handed down to her by the Circuit Court.
Her boy-lover, on the other hand, maintained his plea as not guilty and was admitted to bail in the amount of GH₵10,000.00.
Chantel and Kalode were tried for causing the complainant emotional and psychological trauma, thereby undermining her privacy, dignity, integrity and her worth as a human being.