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KKD granted bail

An Accra Human Rights Court has granted popular broadcaster, Kwesi Kyei Darkwa (KKD) bail.

 

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Meanwhile, the 19-year-old girl who accused KKD of rape has withdrawn the charges.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 unfolded

 

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 arrest.

 

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 original application.

 

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January 13, 2015: Reports emerged that the alleged victim has withdrawn her complaint against the broadcaster after his application for bail was adjourned to Thursday, January 15.

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