The police have said that investigations into accusations made against renowned Ghanaian personality, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa, popularly known to Ghanaians as KKD, are ongoing, although no formal charges had so far been brought against him.
KKD was arrested by the police on Saturday December 27 at the African Regent Hotel and sent to the Airport Police Station for the alleged sexual assault of a woman.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge, confirmed to Citi News that the suspect was currently being held by the police but added that the police were yet to formally charge him.
“He is being held for allegedly assaulting somebody sexually. He has not been charged now for any offence, till we get preliminary evidences or material to prosecute him according to the charges that will be proffered against him depending on the evidence that we get.”
His lawyer, Nana Asante Bediatuo has since rejected the claim that his client sexually assaulted the complainant and told Citi News that his client and the complainant had “consensual sex.”
He added, in an earlier interview with Citi News, that he was interested in ensuring the rights of KKD are respected as “the law requires that in 48 hours of being arrested you are sent to court for the court to determine whether or not you are supposed to be remanded or released on bail”
ASP Afia Tenge accepted that, “he (KKD) has his rights and we will do as much as we can professionally as police officers to be able to work within the time frame that the constitution mandates and after that we are going to prosecute him accordingly.”
The Police have, as yet, refused to make public, the identity of the alleged victim in the case but have confirmed that “she is not a minor,” dismissing suggestions that she might be underage.
“For now we want to protect her identity “, ACP Tenge stressed when queried on why the police were unwilling to name the alleged victim.
According to the police they have began investigations but it is “still premature for the police to make any further statements unless we have been able to delve into the issues.”
According to Citi FM sources the police, at around 12 noon on Sunday, visited the crime scene with the suspect KKD, to re-enact the incident.
Around 4 PM, KKD together with the Greater Accra Police PRO ACP Efia Tenge , the crime officer at the Airport police station and some other police officers returned to the Police station .
A calm-looking KKD, in a pink long-sleeved African Print shirt, was welcomed to the police station by sympathizers and family members.
There was near chaos after some sympathizers attacked a journalist from Accra-based Joy FM as he tried to take pictures of the suspect.
The journalist, Affreh K.K Nuamah, has since filed a formal assault complaint at the Airport Police Command against his attackers.