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John Kumah died from blood cancer – Report

The late Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ejisu, John Kumah, did not die of poisoning as some reports had suggested, but of a rare form of blood cancer, an alleged autopsy report has revealed, according to a GhanaWeb report.

Reports indicate that the autopsy, which was supposedly performed on Friday, March 8, 2024, by a qualified pathologist, revealed the cause of death as resulting from multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects plasma cells in the bone marrow.

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The Deputy Minister passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, sparking rumours and allegations that he was poisoned by some enemies who wanted to eliminate him for political reasons.

Family sources also confirmed last week that the MP had returned from Germany, where he was undergoing treatment, shortly before his death.

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The MP had reportedly then completed four rounds of chemotherapy, and was due to resume active treatment in Germany on March 12, 2024.

His condition worsened and was rushed to Accra from Kumasi in an ambulance. His condition got worse during the journey and was sent to the Suhum Government Hospital for urgent care, where he died.

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His journey to Accra was intended to prepare him for a flight back to Germany for further medical attention.

Following the MP’s death, videos of a previous edition of Captain Smarts show on Onua TV went viral on social media, in which the journalist claimed that the MP and some top members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) had been poisoned by some people who were unhappy with their roles in the party.

He specifically mentioned that the MP was poisoned along with the NPP’s Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, a few weeks ago.

Following this, Apostle Lilian Kumah, the late John Kumah’s wife has challenged Captain Smart to provide evidence for his allegations.

John Kumah was a lawyer and an entrepreneur who served as the first CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) before becoming the Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ejisu in 2021.

He left behind a wife and six children.

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