The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Mrs Merlyn Wood has fixed October 13 to decide on the fate of a beautician, Chantel Nunekpeku, who shared a doctored nude photograph of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, Destina Tata.
Nunekpeku had already been sentenced to imprisonment for one by a Circuit Court after changing her initial not guilty plea to guilty in 2018.
She has, however, appealed against her sentence at the High Court.
Justice Wood has therefore fixed Wednesday, October 13, 202 in the new legal year to rule on the appeal.
The convict – Ms Nunekpeku after her 12 months sentence in 2018 filed a bail application at the High Court which she was granted pending appeal.
However, she has failed to file relevant appeal processes to mount her case.
The substance of the issue is that Chantel’s boyfriend, Kayode Kalode 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.
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 later changed her plea to guilty and was sentenced to 12-months imprisonment 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.