Morehouse athlete accused of rape submits DNA test

by: Tom Jones Updated:

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ATLANTA - One of the Morehouse basketball players charged with raping a student is taking an extraordinary step to clear his name.

Chukwudi Ndudikwa, 22, has given the Fulton County District Attorney's Office a sample of his DNA to prove he is innocent.

Channel 2's Tom Jones talked with Ndudikwa and his attorney, Jackie Patterson, as they walked into the Fulton County Courthouse to give that DNA sample.

"100 percent," is what the Morehouse senior guard said when asked if he was confident the test would come back showing he didn't rape a Spelman student last March.

Morehouse police said Ndudikwa and teammate Malcolm Frank raped a girl in the East Suites, an off-campus dorm during a party celebrating Spring Break.

Teammate Tevin Mgbo faces separate charges in the attack, including kidnapping and sodomy.

Officers said someone drugged the student and she began acting strange and having sex with multiple men. A witness said Ndudikwa was one of them. But he disputes that. He said he is innocent and would never rape someone.

Patterson said his client was in the room but never touched her. He said the witness who claimed he did is mistaken. He said that will be clear when the test comes back.

"We're going to be demanding that the district attorney not only give him an apology but dismiss all charges," Patterson said.

Ndudikwa said the ordeal has taught him a lot.

"Just to be more responsible in the places you go people you're around," Ndudikwa said.

Patterson said the D.A's office told him the test should be back from the GBI Crime Lab in two to three weeks as it is being expedited.

Meanwhile, Ndudikwa is suspended from school and his basketball career is over because he's a senior and his eligibility has run out.

He told Jones he is looking forward to getting back to school and getting his degree. He says if he could change anything that night it would be he wouldn't have been in that room.

But Ndudikwa said the incident has brought him closer to God. And he's not angry.

"I'm trying to look at the positive side of things. I know that this is just a trial and tribulations. I try not to be down or down on myself and look at the negative. I just kind of look at the positive things and keep praying," Ndudikwa said.

Ndudikwa said he knows his prayers will be answered when the test comes back.



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