Broadcaster, and events host, Kwesi Kyei Darkwah (KKD), who is being held for a rape related offence, has been officially charged with rape.
A Magistrate Court in Accra today heard for the first time, the case in which he is being accused of rape by a 19 year-old, whose name has only been given has Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson.
He is to reappear in court on January 8, 2015.
Rape is a non-bailable offence in Ghana. Section 97 of the Criminal Offence Act (COA) categorizes rape as a first degree felony punishable by law. It is backed by Section 98, which defines rape as carnal knowledge of a female of not less than sixteen years without her consent.
He faces up to between 5 to 25 years in jail if found guilty.