Entertainment of Thursday, 29 January 2015
Embattled broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, KKD, today returned to court in the case in which he is being charged for rape.
Darkwah went to court today in the company of his father. The broadcaster, whose accuser has formally written to the Attorney General’s office to discontinue the case, may have to brace himself for a long trial.
At the magistrate court today, he was officially served with a bill of indictment, court sources say. The case was subsequently adjourned to February 5 after his lawyers asked for more time to study the bill.
KKD has since apologised for the act that led to his arrest but insists it was consensual. He was arrested on the weekend of December 27, 2014, at the African Regent Hotel, after his accuser had lodged a complaint at the Airport Police Station.
In a statement issued in Accra on January 13, 2015, he asked the public to forgive him for the ridicule and disgrace he had caused to his family and that of the victim.
“I, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah wish to make this public announcement that I truly and sincerely apologise for the public ridicule and disgrace that has ensued by reason of the fleeting pleasure of the flesh involving Ewureffe Orleans Thompson and myself.
“I acknowledge I have sinned and have prayed to my God for forgiveness for all that trauma I have caused the young woman.
“I plead with all in the media to spare Ewureffe and our respective families any further agonies.”