KKD saga: I will be shocked if AG succeeds – Lawyer

KKD, Kwasi Kyei Darkwah

A legal practitioner, Sampson Lardi Ayenini is skeptical about the success of Attorney General’s bid to prosecute ace broadcaster, Kwesi Kyei Darkwa for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl.

He believes it is will be a herculean task for the state to prove that the man popularly known as KKD committed the crime following the withdrawal of the case by the victim, Ewuraeffe Orleans Thompson.

The AG’s Department is still going ahead with the prosecution of the despite the request by the lady to withdraw the case.

The alleged victim, Ewuraeffe Orleans Thompson wrote to the court and the Attorney General’s department asking for a withdrawal of the case on the grounds of psychological trauma.

But the state prosecutor handling the case says they have enough evidence to prosecute the case and will go ahead.

Sampson Lardi Ayenini however believes the state risks losing the case in court if it goes ahead with prosecution.

He indicated on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday that since the principal witness [Ewuraeffe] is no longer interested in pursuing the case, it will be difficult for the AG to use her as a witness.

Lawyer Ayenini noted that even if the state is able to get the court to subpoena the lady, she cannot be compelled to talk.

“I will be shocked if the case [KKD rape case] goes on” he stressed. Sampson Lardi Ayenini is convinced the AG might end by filing for nolle prosequi (a latin phrase meaning “we shall no longer prosecute,”) to discontinue the case in court.

Meanwhile, an Accra District Magistrate court has adjourned the case to January 29,2015.

Source: Adomonline

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