Showbiz icon and TV/ radio personality, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa (KKD), has revealed a new twist to the rape case that got him arrested on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
In an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on The Delay Show on Viasat1 this week, the ace broadcaster disclosed that his brother and friend, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), was with him at the African Regent Hotel the night the incident occurred, but went on his knees to beg him not to mention his name.
In a very explicit interview, KKD gave a blow-to-blow account of what transpired without mincing words.
“KOD was there, he had knelt down begging me…and I want to make this public today that those whom he (KOD) mentioned their names, they should also come out to deny what he was lying.”
KKD elaborated how KOD had said he had been warned to stay away from him (KKD) because some people were working to tarnish his image. “Kwasi, two elderly men told me that some people are plotting evil against you, so I (KOD) should distance myself and that if I don’t, they will include me.”
KKD, who appeared to be in an emotional state, confidently told Delay that the truth is only one, and that he will not call her to demand that the interview be edited. “Why did KOD even beg me?” he quizzed.
Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD)
The once very blossoming friendship and brotherhood between KOD and KKD seems to have now hit the rocks, if what KKD said or did not say in the interview is anything to go by. Using the story of a song by veteran highlife musician, Nana Ampadu, KKD disclosed that his relationship with KOD is not as it used to be.
Although their friendship is still not as it used to be, KKD says he is ready to support his friend and brother whenever need be.
“When his (KOD’s) father died, I went to the funeral because he is a family member; he is son of an Adansi. Tradition demands that I can’t abandon or neglect him. As for the funeral, I’ll attend; if there’s any bad news, I’ll be there to support; but I’ve learnt to be careful about some people. Not him (KOD) per se, but humans,” KKD noted.
Watch the full interview below:
KKD was arrested Saturday, December 27, 2014 following the alleged rape.
On January 12, 2015 the Ewuraeffe expressed her disinterest in pursuing the case.
She, subsequently communicated her decision to the police and also informed the Attorney General, the Registrar of the High Court and the Chief Justice.
On the 13th of January 2015, KKD issued a statement where he asked the public to forgive him for the ridicule and disgrace he had caused to the victim and her family and also to his family. After the apology KKD was granted bail by the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court on humanitarian grounds on January 15, 2015 two days after his apology. 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. He was granted bail in the sum of GH¢20,000, with two sureties. He was committed to trial at the high by the Kaneshie magistrate court on the 18th of February and appeared before the high on the 18th of March where the case was adjourned Wednesday, April 21, 2015 to allow a seven member jury to be formed to start hearing of the case.
Prosecutors filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the case citing the victim’s refusal to testify in court and failure to get more witnesses.
Source: Alfred Sarpong I www.viasat1.com.gh