Tuesday, January 13, 2015

KKD says "I sinned and I've asked God for forgiveness" as 19 year old drops rape case

Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, who is standing trial for allegedly raping a 19-year-old lady, has apologised for what he calls the public ridicule and disgrace brought by his action.

He asked the media "to spare Ewureffe and our respective families any further agonies."

The TV icon has admitted having sex with the lady but denied he forced her. She consented, he insisted.

Things took a dramatic turn Tuesday when the lady sent a letter to police prosecutors saying she was no longer interested in pursuing the case.

Ewureffe cited the “media frenzy” that followed the arrest of KKD and the unceasing buzz and social media posts which she described as insensitive, for her decision.

She says she is unable to continue cooperating with the police who are prosecuting the case.

She also said since the story of her rape allegations against the renowned broadcaster broke, her life has taken a dramatic turn; she has not been able to appear in public without attracting hushed gossip and finger-pointing.

"I acknowledge I have sinned  and have prayed to my God for forgiveness for all that trauma that I have caused this young woman." he said.

It remains to be seen whether prosecutors will drop the charges against KKD or they will press on with the case.