Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson, the 19-year-old lady at the center of the rape scandal involving ace broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah could be sued by the State for her decision to withdraw the case, a private legal practitioner has said.
According to Francis Xavier Sosu, the State would be in its rights to press charges against the alleged victim for ‘deceiving a public officer’ with her allegations.
Orleans Thompson in a letter to the Attorney General Monday stated her desire to discontinue the case against the fashion icon.
The two-page letter, was also copied to the Chief Justice, the Registrar of the High Court and the top hierarchy of the Ghana Police service.
But speaking to Morning Starr, Wednesday, Sosu said a criminal matter before the court cannot be settled by families of the individuals involved as appears to have been done in the case.
“Depending on the basis on which the lady withdrew the case, two things can happen. KKD would indeed have a right to go to court to seek redress against the lady in question.
“And the state can also proceed against the lady for deceit of public officer, which is a crime under the law,” he explained.