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John Kumah’s Widow Denies Food Poisoning Rumors, Reveals Late Husband’s Battle with Illness

“I have all the medical reports both from Germany and Ghana and food poisoning has never been mentioned in any of the reports, and so I'm surprised. As I sit here, I know what killed my husband, and it certainly wasn't poison,"

Apostle Lilian Kumah, the widow of former Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. John Kumah, has spoken for the first time since her husband’s passing, refuting claims that her husband died from food poisoning.

In an interview with Asaase News, she clarified that Dr. Kumah had been fighting a serious illness for over a year, as diagnosed by doctors in Germany.

“Right from day one since he was diagnosed in Germany, I have been part of the medical processes my husband went through, and no one, none of the doctors ever told me that my husband’s medical situation was because of poisoning.

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“I have all the medical reports both from Germany and Ghana and food poisoning has never been mentioned in any of the reports, and so I’m surprised. As I sit here, I know what killed my husband, and it certainly wasn’t poison,” she told Asaase Radio in that interview.


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Ahead of that interview, she had already filed a complaint with the Police about some comments made by Broadcaster, Captain Smart. Mr. Smart had made bold allegations before and after the Minister’s passing, saying in a viral video that John Kumah was poisoned through food alongside other prominent members of the NPP.

While the party has not yet made a comment on the allegations, Mrs. Kumah is urging authorities to invite Captain Smart for a thorough probe into the claims he made.

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“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 further.


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Although what caused the Minister’s death is yet unknown, there are reports that it was due to multiple myeloma – a rare blood cancer that affects the plasma cells in the bone marrow.

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