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12.05.2007 General News

Ghanaians celebrate Daasebre’s release

By myjoyonline
Ghanaians celebrate Daasebre’s release

Daasebre's father, Mr Kwabena Gyura has said he knew all along that his son will be freed.

Mr. Gyura told Joy News that he believed in his son's innocence since he was arrested in June last year.

He told Joy News that he cannot contain his excitement.

“I know my son's character and I knew he was innocent. I also had a lot of faith in God and knew he would be freed,” he said.

Mr Gyura declined to name persons who had been linked to his son's arrest but served notice he will spill the beans when his son returns.

“When he returns, I will make my thought on this whole incident known. I have not seen him in a long time. He is my beloved son and waiting for his return,” he stated.

The highlife star, Daasebre through his love songs managed to keep hope alive for many even whilst he was away.

News of the verdict was greeted with joy here in Ghana. Daasebre's arrest last year came as a shock to many of his fans.

Joy News' Nii Akrofi Smart-Abbey reports that an obviously elated Mrs. Big Ben who together with her husband are Daasebre's producers thanked Ghanaians and radio presenters for their support during the trial.

She said there are still lots of work to be done when Daasebre returns home.

Daasebre Gyamena was arrested in London a year ago, whilst he was on his way to Germany to finish working on his last album titled “A Friend In Need.”

He was picked up on suspicion of importing 100 kilogrammes of cocaine into the United Kingdom. Daasebre's maiden appearance was via video link and was reported to have lasted for about six minutes.

He pleaded not guilty all along. Now all doubts surrounding his innocence have been cleared by a 12-member jury.

Daasebre is expected to return to police custody to complete his discharge processes and could be back home sometime next week.

Back home here in Ghana, news about his clearance was received with joy. As people from all walks of lives including children responded to the news with ecstasy.

“We are joining the jubilation with the family. We all want to see Daasebre. We are happy that he has been released,” the children yelled.

Daasebre's former producer, Mark Okraku-Mantey told Joy News his release is good news for the music industry.

“I think it is good for us as an industry because it sent bad signals to us back home. We are all happy and we would all jubilate,” he said.

Hiplife Artiste, Lord Kenya who featured on Daasebre's first album, “Kokooko” said the news of his release is welcomed considering the controversy which clouded his trial.

“It's good news. The whole thing was getting confused. Now that the court has freed him I am more than happy,” he said.