Entertainment of Thursday, 8 January 2015
Entertainment icon Kwesi Kyei Darkwa’s rape case has been adjourned again to January 22, 2015 by an Accra Magistrate court presided over by Justice Adwoa Akyaamaa Ofosu.
The latest adjournment according to the judge is because the bail application of the accused is being heard at the Human Rights Court and is awaiting the ruling on that case. The bail application was adjourned to January 13, 2015 after prosecution lawyers said they needed more time to study a new 34 paragraph affidavit served them by KKD’s lawyers.
KKD who was in court today was seriously limping and had to use a walking stick to support himself. It is believed that he is headed to the Police Hospital for treatment.
The ace broadcaster is standing trial for allegedly raping one Ewureffe Orleans Thompson, a 19-year-old lady at the African Regent Hotel. He has denied the charge adding that it was a consensual sex between the two.
Based on that and what his lawyers believe is credible evidence, they are pleading for bail for KKD, an application which was denied by a Magistrate court and was later sent to the Human Rights court.
This means there are two separate cases being heard in two different courts and some lawyers say a ruling on one would influence the final decision of the other case.