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General News of Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Source: Starrfmonline.com

I’ll pursue rape case against GBA President - Kuukuwa Andam

A Canada based Ghanaian lawyer Kuukuwa Andam has described the denial by the President of the Ghana Bar Association over rape allegations she leveled against him as disappointing and sad.

According to her, Mr. Anthony Forson should have used the opportunity to accept blame and apologize for his actions instead of denying the rape allegations.

Kuukuwa Andam revealed on Facebook that she has filed a criminal case against the renowned lawyer in Washington DC, USA.

According to the lady, the alleged rape occurred in the US in December 2012, and to buttress her claim, she attached what she referred to as the details of the hotel in which she was allegedly assaulted, as well as the communication between her and the GBA boss on Social Media.

But in a statement, Lawyers acting on behalf of Mr. Forson described the allegations as palpably false.

“Our client, Anthony Forson JNR’s attention has been drawn to a post on one Miss Kuukuwa Andam’s Facebook page that he committed an offense of rape against her sometime in 2012.

“Mr. Forson sincerely and emphatically denies that he has committed any such offense against the said Miss Kuukuwa Andam. He maintains that the allegations are palpably false and in due course, he will be vindicated.

“Mr. Forson will like to thank all those who have by various means shown concern and support for him and his family during this trying period,” parts of the statement read.

Mr. Forson was elected President of the Ghana Bar Association in September last year in Koforidua.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with GHONE TV, Kuukuwa Andam said she stands by her claims and will pursue the case in court.

“I am really disappointed in him…and I thought that he will take this opportunity and use it as a learning opportunity and apologize for the mistakes that he made…so I have no choice than to pursue the criminal case.”