KKD up for jury trial; case adjourned to April 22

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The fate of radio personality and entertainment icon Kwasi Kyei

Darkwah, popularly known as KKD, who has been accused of rape, now

lies in the hands of a jury.

After deliberations by state prosecutors and counsel for KKD during

Wednesday’s hearing, the court, presided over by Justice Bright

Mensah, directed that a jury to be empaneled to determine the outcome

of the case.

A seven-member jury will be empaneled to look at the facts to help

arrive at an outcome of the case as the state is seeking jail time for

the entertainment icon, who was in court together with his father as

well as rapper Okyeame Kwame.

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.

A Kaneshie District Magistrate court, presided over by Mrs Adwoa

Akyaamaa Ofosu, last month committed KKD for trial at the High Court

after the prosecution said it had established enough evidence to

secure conviction for the radio personality.

The state is going ahead to prosecute KKD even though the alleged

victim, 19-yar-old Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson has written to them

declaring her disinterest in the case.

The case has been adjourned to April 22 after state prosecutors asked

for more time to put themselves together for the trial.

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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