State to press on with prosecution of KKD for rape

KKD In Blue SuitThe 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 her disinterest in the 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 KKD’s lawyers for them to study, 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.