The state has formally charged celebrity broadcaster, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) with rape even though the alleged 19-year-old victim has indicated she was no longer interested in pursuing the case.
The state is however yet to serve KKD with a summary of the evidence gathered.
This came to light when the case was called at the Magistrate Court in Accra Thursday morning. The case was subsequently adjourned to Thursday January 29, 2015 to enable the prosecutors serve KKD with a summary of the evidence and the bill of indictment for his lawyers to study it.
Graphic Online’s correspondent in court, Nana Konadu Agyeman reported that the prosecution asked for the case to be adjourned for one week when it was called Thursday morning.
After KKD is served, the case would move from the Magistrate Court to a higher court.
KKD was present in court.
The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court last week granted bail to KKD on humanitarian grounds after 19 days on remand.
The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court last week granted bail in the sum of GhȻ20,000 with two sureties to KKD on humanitarian grounds after 19 days on remand.
Withdrawal of rape case
It would be recalled that the 19-year-old lady at the centre of rape case against KKD wrote a letter that she was no longer interested in pursuing the case.
She communicated her decision to the police and made copies of the letter available to the DPP, the Registrar of the court and the Chief Justice.
The two page letter, signed by the victim and issued on January 12, 2015 called on the authorities to stop the case, as she would not co-operate in the trial.
In a statement signed and issued in Accra by KKD 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.