Embattled broadcaster, Kwesi Kyei Darkwah, is to stay in prison custody till January 22, when the case of rape brought against him by the state is heard again.
A Kaneshie Magistrate Court this morning adjourned for the second time, the case in which he is being charged for rape.
In asking for an adjournment, the Prosecution told the court that they had forwarded a duplicate docket to the Attorney General’s office for advise, and would need a new date while they wait to act on it. It was granted.
The accused was present in court. He was represented by Tony Forson, our reporter says.
The adjournment comes a day after his lawyers failed to secure a bail for him from the Human Rights court in Accra.
The hearing for a bail application was today adjourned after the presiding judge, Justice Asuo Mensah, ruled that because the prosecutor argued he received the bail application from KKD’s lawyers late Tuesday evening, it made sense to adjourn it.
Rape is a non-bailable offence in Ghana. Section 97 of the Criminal Offence Act (COA) categorizes rape as a first degree felony punishable by law. It is backed by Section 98, which defines rape as carnal knowledge of a female of not less than sixteen years without her consent.
He faces up to between 5 to 25 years in jail if found guilty.
By: Oko Djane Kempis/enewsgh.com/Ghana