Embattled broadcast personality, KKD, has been denied bail. He is to reappear on January 8, a Magistrate Court in Kaneshie, Accra, has heard.

He has officially been charged with rape. The prosecution opposed the bail application filed by his lawyer Nana Asante Bediatuo, insisting that the charge of rape is non-bailable.

KKD is being held for a rape related offence.

The incident, reported by a lady, whose name has only been given as Effie, was said to have taken place at the African Regent Hotel, in Accra.

The Police are exploring many angles in their investigations including relying on the hotel’s Closed Circuit Television camera to adduce some evidence.

He has since denied the claim, insisting the act was consensual.

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: Abena Akyaa Hirsch/enewsgh.com/Ghana

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