State prosecutors are waiting for Attorney General’s direction on how to proceed with the rape charges against entertainment icon Kwesi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) after the chief witness withdrew the case from court.
The alleged victim, Ewuraffe Orleans Thompson, formally wrote to notify the Magistrates Court of her withdrawal of the case on Monday January 12, citing fierce media repot of the case as one of the reasons.
ASP Afia Tenge told Joy News the Attorney General’s Department would have to be brought in the matter.
“Once she has said she is not interested in this case whatever letter she has brought to the police we have to refer it to the Attorney General because the docket [on the case] is already at the Attorney General’s office…I am sure we have done that [sent the letter to the Attorney General]. We are waiting for the Attorney General’s advice”, said ASP Tenge.ASP Tenge however refused to disclose details of investigations and facts gathered so far by the police on the alleged rape case.
A lawyer and Lecturer at the Ghana Law School has said the state has the final say on the rape case.
Opoku Adusei said in criminal matters the accused is deemed to have committed the offence against the state and it is only the state that can decide to or not to prosecute the case.
Meanwhile KKD has apologised to the alleged rape victim for the public ridicule and disgrace his action has caused her.
In a letter dated January 12, 2014 he begged for God’s forgiveness and further appealed to the media to spare the two families any further agonies.
Source: Joy News