KKD remanded over rape charges

KKD remanded over rape charges
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Malik Abass Daabu (Twitter @MalikDaabu)
Date: 30-12-2014 Time: 11:12:47:am

Radio personality and entertainment icon  Kwasi Kyei Darkwah has been remanded in prison custody over a charge of rape brought against him by the police.

He was remanded by the Kaneshie District Magistrates' Court on Tuesday December 30 to reappear on January 8, 2015.

KKD, as he is popularly called, is alleged to have raped a 19-year-old lady in the washroom of a hotel in Accra. Click to read the fact sheet

The Ghanaian celebrity was arrested by the police on Saturday, December 27, for the allegedly raping the 19-year-old.

He was detained by the airport police over the allegation but his lawyer, Nana Asante Bediatuo who visited him expressed confidence he would be granted bail.

The showbiz personality later admitted he had sex with the lady but denied it was without her consent.

KDD said he actually had a drink with the lady after act but was picked up shortly after two gentlemen he suspects have a relationship with the lady lodged a complaint against him and alleging he raped the lady.

Sunday, the police made things murkier by publicly announcing that KKD was being investigated for sexual assault, an unknown offence in Ghana's criminal justice system.

KKD was expected to be taken to court on Monday, but the police failed to do so.

The entertainment icon appeared in court Tuesday with his lawyers hopeful that he would be granted bail.

The Magistrates' Court had other ideas; it remanded the iconic entertainer, compounding his magnificent fall in a matter of days.

Nana Asante Bediatuo expressed disappointment at the court's decision.

He told Joy News' Daryl Kwaw the prosecution did make it out its case.

He said the facts presented to the court do not support the charge of rape against his client.



Listen to lawyers Asante Bediatuo and Samson Lardy Anyenini take on the court's decision

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