The rape case brought against ace broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) by Miss Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson was dropped because the alleged victim was unwilling to testify.
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Read below the The Attorney General, Marrietta Oppong-Brew’s statement.
Reasons for issuing a Nolle Prosequi in the case of Republic V Kwesi Kyei Darkwah
- The victim in this case Ewureffe is still very unwilling to testify in court. the victim states that she is highly traumatized by the events of the day of the incident and its aftermath and so is not in the right frame of mind to appear before the court. Thus the Attorney General believes that it is not in the best interest of the victim and the prosecution to present her before the court at this point in time.
The AG is mindful of the provisions under the prosecutors code one of which is that the best interest of the victim is to be considered in cases of this nature in deciding whether to prosecute a case or not
- The other witnesses in this case who are mostly family members of Ewureffe are also very unwilling to testify.
The Attorney General believed in the case and so held on to it with hope that the witnesses will willingly appear to testify when they are needed by the court. this is not to say that the AG is unaware of the various legal processes at her disposal to compel the witnesses to appear before the court.
It is to be noted that the Attorney General still believes in the case and reserves the right to commence the prosecution once the victim and witnesses are ready