Ace broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwa, (KKD) has apologized for what he described as the “trauma” he has caused the 19-year-old woman he allegedly raped.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, KKD said “ I acknowledge that I have sinned and I have prayed to God for forgiveness.”
He also apologized to Ghanaians for what he termed the “public ridicule and disgrace” that his “fleeting pleasure” with the said victim caused.
In the statement, he also appealed to the media “spare” the families of the lady and himself, any further agony.
The victim on Tuesday wrote to the court asking it to discontinue the case.
KKD has been in Police custody since he was charged with rape on December 28, 2014 for allegedly raping the 19-year-old victim.
He allegedly raped the victim at the African Regency hotel in Accra.
Mr. Darkwa has consistently denied that he raped the victim, insisting that they had consensual sex.
The KKD alleged rape saga: How the story unfolded
December 27, 2014: Renowned broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah is arrested by the police at the African Regent Hotel and is held at the Airport Police Station in Accra.
December 28, 2014: Nana Asante Bediatuo, lawyer for KKD, rejects the allegations of rape against his client, revealing that the two had “consensual sex.”
December 28, 2014: The police processed KKD for court but they were unable to present their case to the court due to their late arrival. December 29, 2014: An member of KKD’s family tells Citi News that they suspect foul play in the circumstances leading to his arrest.
December 30, 2014: KKD is charged with rape and makes his first appearance in court where he is denied bail by a Kaneshi District court.
December 31, 2014: Lawyers for KKD file another bail application at the Human Rights court in Accra which they describe as a ‘higher court’ following the denial of their original application.
December 31, 2014: In their application for bail at the Human Rights Court, the lawyers say that security footage at the hotel from the night of the incident captured the complainant and their client “romantically kissing” adding that the two were locked in a similar embrace after the alleged incident.
December 31, 2014: The fashion icon, in a Facebook post, assures his sympathizers that he is “alive and well” and warns his detractors not to speak of his demise yet.
January 8, 2015: KKD is admitted at the Police Hospital in Accra after he was seen limping badly during his case for bail which was adjourned by the Magistrate Court.
January 13, 2015: Reports emerge that the alleged victim has withdrawn her complaint against the broadcaster after his case for bail was adjourned to Thursday, January 15.
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