The court session for Kwasi Kyei Darkwah and Ewuraeffe Orleans Thompson’s rape case has once again been adjourned.
According to today’s sitting, the state will continue with the prosecution of KKD’s rape offence, despite the fact that, the alleged victim, Effe had earlier on sent a letter to show discontinuity of the case.
In other words, the state has gone ahead to formally charge KKD with rape.
Peacefmonline.com sources say the state intends to press on with its prosecution in spite of the alleged rape victim’s open declaration of disinterest in the case.
State prosecutors say they have put together their evidence and the bill of indictment but are yet to serve the accused with a summary of the evidence gathered, and therefore prayed the court for a week’s adjournment to enable KKD’s counsel have access to the document.
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.
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.
Source – GhallyWoodStars.Com