by: Tom Jones Updated:
ATLANTA - An attorney for one of the former Morehouse College athletes charged with raping a student said DNA results prove his client didn't do it.
Three men face charges in the March alleged sexual assault of the Spelman College student in an off-campus dorm.
Chukwudi Ndudikwa, 23, is one of them. The former basketball player said he was elated when his attorney told him about the DNA results.
"I was at a loss for words. Just overwhelmed by the news," Ndudikw said. "I was very moved you know I had to go outside and shout."
Ndudikwa said he knew investigators would find none of his DNA in the victim all along. It's why earlier this year his attorney, Jackie Patterson, offered Ndudikwa's DNA to the DA's office to prove his innocence.
Patterson said the report he just received indicates the GBI didn't need to test Ndudikwa's DNA.
"Due to the absence of human male DNA in the victim," he said, reading from the report.
"So the victim had no male DNA in her whatsoever. So that's why he's cleared," Patterson explained.
Not quite. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard will now determine how the case proceeds. His office told Channel 2's Tom Jones that Howard had no comment and the case is still under investigation.
Police said the 18-year-old Spelman student may have been drugged when she was allegedly raped by Ndudikwa and Malcolm Frank during a spring break party in the East Suites.
Tevin Mgbo faces kidnapping, reckless conduct and a
sex-related charge in connection with the attack.
All Patterson knows is the DNA results clear his client.
"We believe that we'll get notice that all charges are being dismissed," Patterson said.
Ndudikwa said his life has been turned upside down by the allegations. He said thanks to God, he's been able to stay positive and focused on his future.
"And I'm just grateful I can put all this behind me now," he said.
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