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Accra: Man jailed 3yrs for sharing ex-girlfriend’s nudes on WhatsApp

The Accra Circuit Court has sentenced an unemployed man to three years in prison for sharing nude photos of his ex-girlfriend with her friends on social media.

Joshua Asiedu, alias Kwame Ketewa, was also ordered to pay GHG10,000 in compensation to the 19-year-old victim for the pain and mental stress he caused her.

The police claim that Asiadu shared nude photos of the victim on his WhatsApp status because she had broken up with him.

However, the Court noted that the prosecution did not file a case against Asiadu regarding life-threatening behavior and domestic violence, including psychological violence.

The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Opoku Aniagyei, said the complainant was a 49-year-old businessman residing in Accra.

It said the victim was a 19-year-old high school graduate who lived with his mother in Odorkor, Accra. The prosecutor said that in 2021, Asiadu was not satisfied with the victim`s actions, so he posted nude photos on his WhatsApp status to make them public.

The complainant reported Asiadu’s behavior to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit on May 17, 2021, the prosecution said. thereafter, “the accused person always calls the victim to threaten her with words that he will deal with her and that if she wants to lose her life or she wants her mother to lose her, then she should play with him and that made the victim feel constantly unhappy, miserable, humiliated, ridiculed, afraid, jittery, depressed and worthless.”

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