KKD to see Clinical Psychologist, case adjourned to Feb 18


The case involving entertainment personality, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD), who has been accused of rape, has once again been adjourned to February 18.

The case was adjourned after lawyers for the ace radio personality, who was not in court Thursday, told the court that their client is still unwell.

According to KKD’s lawyers, he is due to see a Clinical Psychologist next week Tuesday after a medical review of his condition Wednesday.

The case was adjourned last week after lawyers for KKD told the court at that he had been admitted at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

It was unclear what KKD was admitted for but Joy News’ Anny Osabutey said counsel for the accused informed the court that the broadcaster was given bed rest at the hospital after he was rushed there last Wednesday.

The court had wanted to issue a bench warrant for KKD’s arrest after state persecutors faulted KKD’s counsel for not doing the right thing by informing the court in writing of his client’s condition.

However, according to Anny Osabutey, the goodwill of KKD’s lawyer, Tony Forson, saved the entertainment icon and the warrant was not issued.

The state is going ahead to prosecute KKD even though the alleged victim,  19-yar-old Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson has written to them declaring her disinterest in the case .

The Airport Police arrested KKD on December 27, 2014 after the 19-year-old accused him of raping her in a hotel washroom.  The Human Rights Court in Accra granted the ace broadcaster bail on humanitarian grounds  after 19 days in detention.

It was thought that in the wake of the lady’s letter, the prosecution may enter a nole prosequi and discontinue the case but the prosecution says it is pressing on.

The next adjourned date is February 18.


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