Popular Ghanaian radio presenter, Kwesi Kyei Darkwah, (KKD) on Sunday, had a thanksgiving service at The Christ Foundation Family Church in Sakumono, in respect to his victory in the court trials over the alleged rape crime.
KKD was arrested by the Airport Police in December following a complaint of 19-year-old, Ewuraeffe Orleans that the broadcaster raped her at the African Regent Hotel. However, KKD and his attorneys insisted the two had consensual sex, but the issue of consent was a contentious one that needed to be proven in the court of law. But after months of litigation, KKD was acquitted by a High Court in Accra after the State entered a Nolle Prosequoi.
KKD remains thankful to God who kept him alive and also gave him the stamina to pull through during those difficult times. He revealed how he developed high blood pressure and almost passed out two days to the last day in court. He expressed his gratitude to God for saving him and making both he and Ewuraffe well and sound after all.
“I am thankful that Ewuraffe (the 19-year-old lady he was alleged to have raped) is alive and well, I am alive and well; my blood pressure is coming down, I nearly died two days to the last day in court and my focus [now] is to be well and happy and thankful,” KKD said.
In an interview with JoyNews after the service, he stresses the point that despite the image-denting allegations, his long built public reputation and integrity remains intact. He likened his predicament with that of Jesus Christ who despite all he went through, was still confirmed to be the true Son of God in the end. He expresses confidence in himself, saying that he cannot change his perception of himself even if others do, and will certainly move on towards achieving his life goals. These are his very words:
“People hoped that I will die; some people hoped that I will fail, 30 years ago. Do I have to go to their homes to change their minds”?