The London Metropolitan Police (LMP) are investigating a case in which Yaw A. Darkwah, brother of celebrity broadcaster and fashion icon Kwesi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) is alleged to have threatened to send thugs to a London-based Ghanaian lady, Dilys Fit Chic Sillah for posting videos of herself on YouTube doing some analysis of the recent KKD alleged rape case.
Dilys posted three videos on Youtube critically analyzing the manner in which the KKD case was handled at the legal, socio-cultural and psychological levels. At no point did Dilys say that KKD was guilty of the offence. Neither did she say the 19-year-old lady was innocent.
But KKD’s brother, Yaw Darkwah sent a message to Dilys’ Facebook inbox threatening to send his “trolls” to Dilys if she talked about KKD again.
A copy of the message he sent to Dilys is available to Adom News and it read, “Talk about HIM again and I will send my trolls to you”.
According to Dilys, subsequent to that initial threat, he (Yaw Darkwah) and his so-called trolls sent several other very insulting and threatening messages to her on Facebook.
She therefore reported the matter to Facebook and also to the London Metropolitan Police on Tuesday January 20, 2015. The case reference number at the LMP is CAD7285/20-01.
The police followed up to her house on Wednesday January 21, 2015 and picked up the evidence against Yaw Darkwah and his trolls. The evidence comprised of about 40 different insulting and treacherous Facebook message.
“The police also promised to make a formal complaint to Facebook themselves,” Dilys said.
In one of the messages, available to Adom New, Darkwah posted about the how untouchable the Darkwah family was and dared Dilys to post any more messages on social media about KKD.
Darkwah wiped from Facebook
Meanwhile, following Dilys’ report to Facebook, Yaw Darkwah’s official Facebook account is now completely wipe out. It is not clear if Facebook wiped him out or wiped the content out to hide evidence. But the account now reads “Content not available.”
Prior to the wiping of Yaw Darkwah’s Facebook account, Adom News sent two messages to Yaw Darkwah on Facebook requesting him to avail himself of the opportunity to tell his side of the story but he did not respond to the request.
Dilys however told Adom News she was not perturbed by the threats of Yaw Darkwah but was worried that 19-year-old Ewuraeffe Orleans Thompson may have been subjected to similar threats, which compelled her to abandon the court case against KKD.
“I am going to continue to speak to the various aspects of this issue, how it has been poorly handled and how that affects young people and victims of abuse in our society,” she said. “I think we need serious reforms in our legal and socio-cultural environment because characters in such cases need better protection than those in the KKD saga got.”
Dilys is convinced the matter was not handled well from the legal, socio-cultural and psychological angles. She said if a similar case had occurred in London the characters would have been sure of maximum protection and psychological assistance all the way to the end of the case.
“The way we put the girl’s name, her pictures and her hospital report into the media was very bad – if this had happened in the UK there was no way the lady’s details will get out into the media the way it did. We behave as if women elsewhere are better than women in Africa and that is what worries me as a Ghanaian woman living in the UK,” she said.