A 24-year-old Ghanaian man who was doused with acid by his former girlfriend when he ended their relationship has denied claims that he has recovered from injuries he sustained as a result of the attack.
Derick Ofusu Gyan whose girlfriend is currently serving a five-year jail term over the acid attack said he’s literally living in hell as a result of the unfortunate incident- revealing he’s visually impaired and disfigured as a result.
He said he feels pains all over his body and can barely lift anything so he finds it laughable that the parents of his embattled girlfriend claim he’s now alright hence their daughter should be released.
“I have been home since that day, my eyes cannot see, I have not been able to move out. I have been indoors for the past seven months now”, he told Graphic Online in an emotional interview.
He also denied the claim by Gloria (his girlfriend) that the surgery he underwent was paid for by the convict’s mother.
“They never took care of my surgery, no one reached out to me from her side, so I am surprised that she will say her mother took care of my surgery. I want the public to know that all that she said isn’t true. She has not apologised to me as she claimed. I have been home since that (day) seven-month suffering. I have been there ….. Depression is killing me. I am not fit”, he voiced out in pain.
It will be recalled that in the July 6, 2022 edition of The Mirror Newspaper, Derick’s ex-girlfriend, appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for clemency.
Gloria, who was a first-year student at a senior high school at Adeiso in the Eastern Region, was sentenced in February this year to a five-year jail term by a Sogakope court for pouring Sulphuric acid on her boyfriend’s face as punishment for jilting her.
According to Derick, he suspected that Gloria was cheating on him, hence he called for an end to the relationship when she visited him at Sogakope in the Volta Region.
Gloria subsequently, travelled back to Nsawam where she bought the acid, and returned to Sogakope to douse her boyfriend’s face with the stuff.
Information from Graphic was also added to this report.