KKD to remain in custody till Jan. 15

KKDKwesi Kyei Darkwah, the ace broadcaster and disc jockey, arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl will remain in police custody until January 15, 2015.

His continued remand followed a request by the prosecutor to be allowed to study a new motion for bail put in by his defence team at the Accra Human Rights Court.

Ms. Cynthia Lamptey, acting Director of Public Prosecutions at the Attorney-General’s Department told the court that she received a 30- paragraph affidavit from KKD’s lawyer rather late and needed time to study it and respond to it, appropriately.

She took over from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Moses Atibillah, who started the case at the committal stage but could not pursue it further at the high court, on grounds of jurisdiction.

Darkwah, 49, was not in court but was represented by Tony Forson, one of his lawyers.

The facts, according to the prosecution, were that KKD, as affectionately called in showbiz circles, forcibly had sex with Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson on December 27, 2014 at 7:30p.m at the African Regent Hotel.

ACP Atibillah, the first prosecutor, told the court presided over by Mrs. Adwoa Akyaama Ofosu that KKD and the lady met in front of the hotel for an event dubbed; The RIP Fashion Show and after exchanging pleasantries walked into the lobby where KKD introduced her to his cousin who was also at the show.

He said during the brief encounter, the complainant took photographs with KKD after which he asked her to accompany him upstairs, to which she obliged.

ACP Atibillah said Ewufraffe and KKD, in the company of their cousins took a lift to the third floor where they had drinks together.

While conversing in the room, KKD invited Ewuraffe to the washroom to help him make up for the show.

There, he forcibly had sex with her.

He was subsequently arrested by the police and admitted having sex with the girl, insisting that the complainant consented to the act.

By Malik Sullemana    

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