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KKD Says: You can’t change the truth

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AASDASDASDASDDischarged broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwa (KKD) has said he is grateful to God for his acquittal in the rape case which was brought against him by the state.

KKD who has been standing trial since last year for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl at a hotel washroom in Accra, was discharged by an Accra High Court Wednesday after the state entered Nolle Prosequi in the matter.

Speaking to Starr News’ Wilberforce Asare in an exclusive interview, the fashion icon said people must yearn to seek the truth in every circumstance.

“It is easy to believe the worst about those you hate and the best about those you love.

“But whatever happens let us seek the truth, there is only one truth; there can be many interpretations but only one truth and we cannot change that. All I want to say is : thank you God,” he said.

Starr news gathers that KKD and his family went to the African Regent Hotel where the incident occurred to celebrate his discharge.

Background to KKD’s rape case

Arrest

KKD was arrested at the African Regent Hotel on Saturday, December 27, 2014 following the alleged rape.

Withdrawal of case

On January 12, this year, the 19-year-old student at the centre of the case expressed her disinterest in pursuing the case. She, consequently, communicated her decision to the police and made copies of the letter available to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Registrar of the High Court and the Chief Justice.

KKD’s apology

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 his family and that of the victim.

Bail

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court granted bail to KKD on humanitarian grounds on January 15, 2015. The court had considered his ill- health as a factor, saying it was unfair for him to remain in police custody while undergoing medical treatment at his own expense.

It also said the state had failed to ensure that his health needs were met without cost to him, since the “right to life is inviolable and this court has a duty to enforce that”.

The court, subsequently, granted KKD bail in the sum of GH¢20,000, with two sureties

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