General News of Thursday, 15 January 2015
State prosecutors have cast doubts over the authenticity of a letter purportedly written by the lady at the centre of the KKD rape saga asking for the vacation of the charges.
Prosecutor Cynthia Lamptey, told the judge that the authenticity of the letter is in doubt.
Nineteen-year-old Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson who accused entertainment icon, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah of raping her, wrote a letter to police prosecutors Tuesday, saying she was no longer interested in the case.
The two-page letter, dated January 12 was addressed to the Director of Public Prosecutions at the Attorney-General’s Department, and copied to the Chief Justice, the Registrar of the High Court and the top hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service.
She cited the “media frenzy” that followed the arrest of KKD, the unceasing buzz and social media posts which she described as insensitive, for her decision.
At a bail hearing Thursday, lawyers for KKD drew the attention of the court to the letter as part of their arguments for bail.
But the prosecutors said there were questions about the authenticity of the letter.
It is unclear what the basis of the prosecution’s doubts are and whether they will press on with the prosecution even if it emerges that the letter is credible.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Court in Accra Thursday morning granted KKD bail on the grounds of ill-health.