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Autopsy report reveals true cause of John Kumah’s death


An alleged autopsy conducted on the late Member of Parliament for Ejisu, John Ampontuah Kumah, has dismissed poisoning as the cause of his demise, according to a GhanaWeb report.

The report indicates that the autopsy, performed on Friday, March 8, 2024, by a certified pathologist, pinpointed the cause of death as multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.

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Contrary to earlier speculations attributing the Deputy Minister for Finance’s death to poisoning, a close source revealed to GhanaWeb that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 2023 and was actively undergoing treatment.

Family insiders disclosed that the MP, who had recently returned from Germany, where he was receiving medical care, experienced a deterioration in his condition, ultimately leading to his passing.

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Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer affecting plasma cells, responsible for producing antibodies to combat infections. In this condition, abnormal plasma cells multiply uncontrollably in the bone marrow, displacing healthy blood cells. The repercussions include weakened bones, anaemia, kidney damage, and compromised immune function.

Records from the German Hospital, according to GhanaWeb, detail the MP’s diagnosis, including multiple myeloma, a dislocated humerus shaft, and extraarticular lateral clavicle fracture (right), among other medical issues.

At the time of his death, John Kumah had reportedly undergone four chemotherapy sessions, one of which took place at the Sweden Ghana Medical Centre in Accra, as per his request.

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GhanaWeb’s report also disclosed that the MP was scheduled to commence active treatment in Germany on March 12, 2024, but against medical advice, he was discharged to participate in the Independence Day celebrations on March 6, 2024, before intending to return for treatment.

During the transportation from Kumasi to Accra, the MP’s condition worsened, leading to his untimely death. Plans were underway to fly him back to Germany for medical attention.

Meanwhile, Apostle Lilian Kumah, the wife of the late MP, who is supposedly aware of the diagnosis from the German hospital, has filed a police complaint against Captain Smart, the host of Onua FM’s morning show.

Captain Smart, in a recent show, alleged that the MP and other NPP figures had been targeted with food poisoning, a claim that the MP’s wife requires proof of.

The MP’s widow according to reports is demanding evidence and proof from Captain Smart regarding his statements concerning her husband’s death.

The Independent Ghana has not independently confirmed this information but deems it a responsibility to provide comprehensive details regarding the MP’s demise. Updates will be provided as the story unfolds.

What is Multiple Myeloma:

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer affecting plasma cells, responsible for producing antibodies to fight infections. Abnormal plasma cells grow uncontrollably in the bone marrow, leading to weakened bones, anaemia, kidney damage, and suppressed immune function. Symptoms include bone pain, weakness, fatigue, frequent infections, weight loss, and excessive thirst. Treatment involves a combination of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and supportive care.

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