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John Kumah: I Don’t Believe the Food Poisoning Theory, Says Dr. Arthur Kennedy

The poison allegations were started by Broadcaster Captain Smart, who claimed that some persons within the governing New Patriotic Party poisoned the Ejisu legislator, leading to his demise on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

As accusations surrounding the untimely death of Deputy Finance Minister, John Kumah, have sparked a heated debate, US-based medical practitioner and one-time presidential candidate aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Arthur Kennedy has shared his insights, raising skepticism about rumors that the Minister had been poisoned through food.

The allegations were started by Broadcaster Captain Smart, who claimed that some persons within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) poisoned the Ejisu legislator, leading to his demise on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

But sharing comments on the matter, Dr. Arthur Kennedy raised two compelling points to challenge the validity of the food poisoning narrative.

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Firstly, he questioned the timeline, stating that it defies logic for someone to contract food poisoning in October-November only to succumb to it months later, in March. Secondly, he pointed out the inconsistency in the severity of symptoms experienced by individuals who allegedly consumed the same contaminated food.

“Even if there was food poisoning, which can happen from poor preparation and storage of food, they recovered. If the deceased, Mr. Kumah, went to Germany for care, they probably gave him a diagnosis and the family knows it. These accusations by innuendo and rumors are not fair,” he said.

The former Minister’s widow has also refuted the claims of food poisoning, urging authorities to interrogate Captain Smart.

“Why is it that someone (referring to Captain Smart) has been this bold to claim that he knows for a fact that a person like John Kumah who has serviced his country virtually all his life, was poisoned, while he was working for his country and party (New Patriotic Party, NPP), why should we sit down and not bring that person to book,” she said in an interview with Asaase for the first time since her husband’s passing.

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