Letter: Graphic journalist withdraws case against Asamoah Gyan’s brother

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Read the letter written by Daily Graphic journalist Daniel Kenu

withdrawing from court an assault case against Baffour Gyan, brother

of Black Star’s Captain, Asamoah Gyan.

September 18, 2014

Box 742





Dear Sir,


It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform this honourable court

that I, Daniel Kenu, the regional editor of Daily Graphic, Ashanti

region, and the complainant in the Baffour Gyan led assault on me, to

discontinue with the case on health grounds and other related family


My recent consistent and persistent rise in my blood pressure

following the trauma that I am currently going through as a result of

the September 5, 2014, attack as well as the sudden death of my uncle

Efo Kwame in the Eastern region, who until his death on the eve of the

last hearing in court, September 12, had insisted that I let go off

the case because the name of the family had been in the media too much

lately, warranted his decision.

Indeed, his fear until his death was that my mother, herself a

hypertensive, could drop dead if the case dragged on because of the

trauma she was equally going through.

I brushed all the pieces of advice aside in the name of justice. But

when he died on Thursday, September 11, reality dawn on me that if I

was not careful, my mother could also kick the bucket.

The sad incident, which has landed me at the Komfo Anokye Teaching

Hospital in Kumasi for a psychological assessment and a possible

treatment, as well as its related matters may appear sheer

coincidental, but they are too striking for me not to rethink for, an

‘unexamined life is not worth living.’

I am sorry that I may have disappointed my colleague journalists for

not going through the full length of the case to seek justice and

perhaps serve as a deterrent to other hooligans.

I am sure I have disappointed my love ones and supporters for my

unilateral decision without recourse to them. But respectfully, this

has to do with my health and my family and I wish that all those who

have supported me all along will understand me.

Thank you very much and may God bless us all.

Yours Faithfully,



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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