An Accra Human Rights Court has granted
popular broadcaster, Kwesi Kyei Darkwa (KKD)
He was granted bail on health grounds.
Justice Kofi Essel Mensah, who sat on the
case, granted the renowned media personality
bail to the sum Ghc20, 000 with two sureties.
Kwesi Kyei Darkwa, who has been charged
with rape, has denied it, arguing he had
“consensual sex” with the alleged victim.
He and his lawyers further resorted to the
Human rights court to seek for bail after a
Magistrate court denied him same.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old girl who accused
KKD of rape has withdrawn the charges.
The KKD alleged rape saga: How the story
December 27, 2014: Renowned broadcaster
Kwasi Kyei Darkwah is arrested by the police
at the African Regent Hotel and is held at the
Airport Police Station in Accra.
December 28, 2014: The police processed KKD
for court, but they were unable to present their
case to the court due to their late arrival.
December 29, 2014: A member of KKD’s
family tells Citi News that they suspect foul
play in the circumstances leading to his
December 30, 2014: KKD is charged with rape
and makes his first appearance in court where
he is denied bail by a Kaneshie District Court.
December 31, 2014: Lawyers for KKD file
another bail application at the Human Rights
Court in Accra, which they describe as a
‘higher court’ following the denial of their
December 31, 2014: In their application for
bail at the Human Rights Court, the lawyers
say that security footage from the hotel from
the night of the incident captured the
complainant and their client “romantically
kissing” adding that the two were locked in a
similar embrace after the alleged incident.
December 31, 2014: The fashion icon, in a
Facebook post, assures his sympathizers that
he is “alive and well” and warns his detractors
not to speak of his demise yet.
January 8, 2015: KKD is admitted at the
Police Hospital in Accra after he was seen
limping badly during the hearing of his
application for bail which was adjourned by
the Magistrate Court.
January 13, 2015: Reports emerged that the
alleged victim has withdrawn her complaint
against the broadcaster after his application
for bail was adjourned to Thursday, January