State to press on with prosecution of KKD for rape

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The state has indicated that it will go ahead with the prosecution of

entertainment personality, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD), for rape.

According to the state prosecutors, they will prosecute KKD even

though the alleged victim, 19-yar-old Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson has

written to them declaring his disinterest in case.

The Airport Police arrested KKD on December 27, 2014 after the

19-year-old accused him of raping her in a hotel washroom. The Human

Rights Court in Accra granted the ace broadcaster bail on humanitarian

grounds after 19 days in detention.

It was thought that in the wake of the lady’s letter, the prosecution

may enter a nole prosequi and discontinue with the case.

But ACP Atimbila told Joy News’ Anny Osabutey after Thursday’s hearing

that the state intends to press on despite the girl’s declaration that

she will no longer cooperate with prosecutors.

The case was adjourned to January 29 after state prosecutors said they

have gathered the summary of evidence and the bill of indictment and

it is important to serve KDD’s lawyers for them to study same, Joy

News’ Anny Osabutey reported.

The prosecutors asked for a week’s adjournment to enable KKD’s counsel

have access to the document.

KKD was present in court.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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