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John Kumah’s wife wants answers over Husband’s alleged poisoning claims

Source: Asaase Radio

Apostle Lilian Kumah, grieving wife of the late Dr John Ampontuah Kumah, on Friday, 8 March 2024, stepped into the Accra Central Police Headquarters to lodge a heart-wrenching complaint against Captain Smart, a radio and TV presenter with Media General for  insinuating that her beloved husband died of poisoning.

Lilian Kumah expressed deep concern over the damage these unfounded accusations are causing her husband’s reputation and the family’s well-being, particularly amidst their grieving process.

With tears in her eyes and her voice trembling with anguish, she beseeched the Ghana Police Service to initiate investigations into the statements made by the journalist and to question him regarding the basis of his claims to bring an end to the issue.

It would be recalled that following the tragic passing of the Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ejisu Constituency, John Kumah, social media has been abuzz with resurfaced video excerpts of Captain Smart alleging deliberate poisoning of the late MP.

Captain Smart suggested, in these  clips, that some politicians and businessmen orchestrated the poisoning out of spite against the former Finance Minister.

Additionally, he mentioned alleged attempts to poison other prominent figures, including Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Former Majority Leader and MP for Suame; Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi, MP for Asante-Akim North Constituency; and Chairman Wontumi, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party.

The news of John Kumah’s passing reached the people of Ejisu in the early hours of Thursday, 7 March 2024, inducing a state of mourning across the constituency.

President Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Bawumia, government officials, and stalwarts of the NPP and opposition parties have paid tributes to the late MP and Deputy Minister.

President Akufo-Addo wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the tragic news of the sudden death of the Deputy Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah, whose untimely passing has left us all bereft of a bright, energetic light in our midst.”

John Kumah, aged 45, passed away in an ambulance en route to Accra, while on his way to Germany for medical treatment, according to his spokesperson, Bismarck Twumasi.

Kumah is survived by his wife and six children, leaving behind a void that will be deeply felt by many. May his soul rest in peace.


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