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Rape case against my father “bogus” – KKD’s daughter

Ohemaa Kyei Darkwa, the 19-year-old daughter of ace broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, (KKD), has said accusation of rape against her father was bogus from the start.

An excited Ohemaa told Starr FM in an exclusive interview after rape charges against her father were dropped that she has always believed her father did not rape Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson.

“I am incredibly excited because it is just very good to know that my dad has been granted the justice he deserves, this case has been bogus from the start,” Ohemaa toldWilberforce Asare Wednesday.

She added: “It is not the age that matters to me but it was the accusation that bothered me because at the end of the day…it is an issue of whether it was a criminality or not and it wasn’t”.

The state dropped the rape case against KKD at a hearing at an Accra High Court Wednesday.

A seven-member jury was expected to be constituted to hear the rape charges brought against KKD but before the hearing could begin, the State Prosecutor filed a Nolle Prosequi paving the way for the court to discharge the broadcaster.

Background to KKD’s rape case


KKD was arrested at the African Regent Hotel on Saturday, December 27, 2014 following the alleged rape.

Withdrawal of case 
On January 12, this year, the 19-year-old student at the centre of the case expressed her disinterest in pursuing the case.
She, consequently, communicated her decision to the police and made copies of the letter available to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Registrar of the High Court and the Chief Justice.

KKD’s apology 
In a statement signed and issued in Accra by KKD on January 13, 2015, he asked the public to forgive him for the ridicule and disgrace he had caused his family and that of the victim.

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court granted bail to KKD on humanitarian grounds on January 15, 2015. The court had considered his ill- health as a factor, saying it was unfair for him to remain in police custody while undergoing medical treatment at his own expense.

It also said the state had failed to ensure that his health needs were met without cost to him, since the “right to life is inviolable and this court has a duty to enforce that”.

The court, subsequently, granted KKD bail in the sum of GH¢20,000, with two sureties.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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