The Central Region Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Emmanuel Kwesi Dawood who’s standing trial for incest has been granted bail by a Cape Coast Circuit Court.
Mr Dawood who has been suspended by the party was granted bail on Wednesday, October 13 at GH¢30,000 with two sureties.
The mouthpiece of the largest opposition party in the Central Region is reported to have had sex with his biological daughter since 2019, resulting in a pregnancy, which was aborted.
The doctor at the center of the abortion has also been arraigned before court.
Mr Dawood who pleaded not guilty is to re-appear on Wednesday, October 27.
The allegation about Mr Dawood’s incest was first reported by the Daily Guide Newspaper.
But reacting to the publication, he said: “I wish to state unequivocally that the said publication is a false and malicious fabrication.”
He asked the general public to disregard the publication in its entirety as he begins the process to prove his innocence through the justice system and “pursue a defamation action against the Daily Guide newspaper.”
Below is the full statement
RE: NDC GURU IMPREGNATES DAUGHTER — CAUSES ABORTION
11th October 2021
I have taken notice of a publication by the Daily Guide newspaper of 11th October 2021 alleging that I have impregnated my daughter and made her abort the pregnancy.
I wish to state unequivocally that the said publication is a false and malicious fabrication.
While I work with my lawyers to prove my innocence through the justice system and pursue a defamation action against the Daily Guide newspaper, I would like to appeal to the general public to treat the said publication and the allegations thereof with the contempt it deserves.
To all comrades, friends and family who have reached out to show concern, I am grateful for your encouragement and support.
The truth cannot be buried forever; it will spring forth like a seed in the fullness of time.
)wenfoba Kwesi Dawood