Celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, has revealed his alleged rape victim, Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson was an unwilling witness in the rape case brought against him by the State earlier this year.
“I just knew that the truth would come out and that day I was just there [at the police station] and we were served the bill of indictment, the so called victim’s statement… how do you say somebody says they have been raped, somebody who actually before four witnesses at the police station said ‘I have not been raped why are you forcing me to say I was raped’”, KKD told Bola Ray on the Starr Drive on Starr 103.5FM Tuesday.
“This girl was forced into a car, to the police station three different times against her will,” he added.
KKD who disputed the fact that the young woman was 19 years old at the time they “made love” said she was a willing and active participant.
“The thing is, I do not see how a lady who does not like you, would kiss you so passionately, and you would not be the one pinning them to the wall, and after that, after you have made love, would gladly carry your Prada bag,” the broadcaster crowed.
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.
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.
The state dropped the rape case against KKD at a hearing at an Accra High Court on Wednesday, April 22.
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.