''Let my ex-lover rot in jail, her acid attack has ruined me'' - Gyan

Derick Ofusu Gyan, 24, has refuted claims that the injuries he sustained as a result of the attack have healed. His girlfriend, who attacked him with acid and is currently serving a five-year prison sentence, is responsible for the attack. 

Gyan claims that since the assault left him deformed and sight impaired, he has been unable to leave his home. 

In addition, Derick claims he can hardly move his two hands off the ground and that his legs are continuously in excruciating discomfort. 

Gyan, who was dependent on his mother, Martha Doodo, and friend, Kelvin Yeboah, to get to the Daily Graphic offices on Friday, July 15, 2022, claimed that his inability to carry out his usual activities had rendered his life useless. 

Since that day, I have been at home because I am unable to leave because of my vision problems. I have been inside for the previous seven months," he asserted in response to Gloria's assertions that he has resumed employment. 

He also refuted Gloria's assertion that the mother of the criminal paid for the operation he had. 

"I am astonished that she will state her mother took care of my surgery because they never took care of it, and no one from her side ever got in touch with me. I want the whole public to be aware that everything she said was untrue. She did not, as she said, apologize to me. Since that (day) seven-month struggle, I have been living at home. I have visited there. I'm dying of depression. I'm not ready, he cried out in agony. 

You may recall that Gloria Pearl Atigah, Derick's ex-girlfriend, pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for mercy in the July 6, 2022 edition of The Mirror Newspaper. 

Gloria, who allegedly suffered burns while pouring the acid on Derick and is reportedly losing her eyesight as a result, claims she is unable to blink and must sleep with her eyes open. 

Derick, however, has also pleaded with the President to let Gloria complete her term because of the devastation her acts caused to his life. 


Gloria, a first-year senior high school student at Adeiso in the Eastern Region, was given a five-year prison sentence in February of this year by a Sogakope court after she poured sulfuric acid on her boyfriend's face as retaliation for dumping her. 

Derick claims that when Gloria visited him in Sogakope in the Volta Region, he thought that she was cheating on him and demanded an end to the relationship. 

Gloria then proceeded to Nsawam, where she had first purchased the acid, and went back to Sogakope to splash her boyfriend with the substance.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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