The ace broadcaster Kwesi Kyei Dakwa (KKD) who is in Police custody for allegedly raping a 19-year-old will reappear before a district magistrate court today.
KKD has denied the rape allegation and said he had “consensual sex” with Ewureffe Orleans Thompson.
In his lawyer’s bail application , he argued that the facts do not show “there was any physical or verbal threat of harm or physical restraint used to compel the victim to have sex with the accused, yet, the prosecution contends the use of force.”They further argued among others that, even though there were two other persons in the room during the alleged rape incident, the facts of the prosecutor do not state that “any one of them heard noise from the so-called victim.”
He also said the security footage from the African Regent Hotel showed the Ghanaian celebrity, KKD, and the said victim of a rape, were captured on the hotel CCTV camera, kissing before and after the alleged incident.
However in a charge sheet,presented by the lawyer of Ewureffe, the incident happened in a suite at the African Regent Hotel on December 27, 2014 when the accused invited her to help him powder his face before a programme.
KKD denied bail
In a related development, a human rights court has denied the showbiz icon bail.
The hearing for his bail application seeking his release on Wednesday was adjourned to January 13, 2015.
The presiding judge, Justice Essel Mensah adjourned the case because the prosecutor argued he received the bail application from KKD’s lawyers on Tuesday evening.
The prosecutor’s request for more time to study the application was accepted by the judge.