Daniel Kenu withdraws assault case against Gyan

BY: graphic.com.gh

Daily Graphic journalist, Daniel Kenu, has withdrawn a case of assault he filed against Baffour Gyan - the elder brother of Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan.

Baffour Gyan led some thugs to brutalise Kenu for asking Asamoah Gyan to comment on claims that he had used the missing hiplife artiste, Castro, for spiritual sacrifice. 

Kenu reported the matter to the police, and Gyan was arrested.

He was charged with assault last week after he appeared in court.

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However, Kenu wrote to the court Friday, asking for the case to be withdrawn on health grounds.

Kenu cited "trauma", "consistent and persistent rise"  in his blood pressure and sudden death of his uncle as the reasons for withdrawing the case. 

He said if the case continued, the media attention it would generate could cause his mother - who is also hypertensive - to die.

Kenu said: "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."

Kenu offered words of regret to those who will be disappointed at his decision, stressing that he did what was best for his health and his family.

"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," he said.