I was asked by KOD not to mention his name in my rape scandal, KKD reveals.
It looks like all is not well with the once budding friendship that existed between TV/ radio personality, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa (KKD) and his cousin/friend Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD).
KKD was officially charge with raping a 19-year-old girl in the bathroom of a suite at the African Regent Hotel in December 2014. However, he was later acquitted and discharged. The Attorney General's department failed to prosecute him because the victim and her family were unwilling to testify in the case.
Speaking in an interview with Deloris Frimpong-Manso on the The Delay Show on Viasat 1, KKD said KOD asked him not to reveal his name as part of the rape scandal that hit him in December 2014.
“KOD was there, he had knelt down begging me…and I want to make this public today that those whom he (KOD) mentioned their names, they should also come out to deny what he was lying.”
KKD revealed how KOD had said he had been warned to stay away from him (KKD) because some people were working to tarnish his image. “Kwasi, two elderly men told me that some people are plotting evil against you, so I (KOD) should distance myself and that if I don’t, they will include me.”
The broadcaster seemed to indicate that his relationship with KOD has gone sour when he used a song by highlife legend, Nana Ampadu to describe what he felt about KOD’s betrayal. He told the host of the show that the truth is only one, and that he will not call her to demand that the interview be edited. “Why did KOD even beg me?” he asked.
Despite the new turn of events KKD was present at the funeral of KOD’s dad and indicated that he is ready to support his friend and brother whenever need be but he has also learnt a huge lesson from the incident.
“When his (KOD’s) father died, I went to the funeral because he is a family member; he is son of an Adansi. Tradition demands that I can’t abandon or neglect him. As for the funeral, I’ll attend; if there’s any bad news, I’ll be there to support; but I’ve learnt to be careful about some people. Not him (KOD) per se, but humans,” KKD noted.
Pulse News has contacted KOD for a response to KKD's interview. We are yet to hear back.