FLASHBACK: No family member can give evidence of what killed Atta-Mills, let’s investigate-Son
The death of former President John Evans Atta Mills and what killed him has become a controversy in Ghana with different reasons assigned to his death.
Some four members of parliament on the side of the Majority have called for a probe into the death of the former leader.
They believe this will bring finality to the controversies surrounding the death of Ghana’s first sitting president who passed while in office.
The sponsors of the private members’ motion are Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Majority Chief Whip and MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri; Habib Iddrissu, Second Deputy Majority Whip and MP for Tolon; Davis Ansah Opoku, MP for Mpraeso; and Yves Nii Noi Hanson-Nortey, MP for Tema Central.
They want the House to constitute a bipartisan committee to “unravel the unending mystery surrounding the death of late President Mills, which sad event occurred on July 24, 2012,” according to the motion filed yesterday.
The move comes on the heels of calls to investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the former President’s demise, amidst several allegations.
Former Deputy General Secretary, Samuel Koku Anyidoho, has also called for an inquest into the matter following allegations that he had a hand in the death of his former boss.
Following the latest development, an interview, his only son granted to the media has resurfaced.
The son Samuel Kofi Atta-Mills in that interview disclosed that no family member can state categorically what killed his father.
He said the hospital did not provide any family member with an autopsy to show what killed him.
He indicated he had had lunch with the father and he did not seem like someone who could die within that short period.
He also disputed claims that his father died in the morning because he had lunch with him before his passing.
The son at the time called for an investigation into his father’s death.
He pledged to support any such action because he needed concrete evidence to show what killed his beloved father.
He said “I don’t let things get to me. People will say what they have to say. I also believe that for you to take an action or to want to know something, there must be some level of evidence and some level of facts. There’ve been several rumours and stories about what happened to him, how he passed away, and all those things. But until I see some concrete evidence, I don’t have much to say.”
He added if someone wants to approach me and we have to do some sought of investigation, I will champion that course.”
When asked if the family did not know what killed his father, he said “I personally, don’t know. The hospital never gave the family any autopsy report to show that this and this was the cause why he passed away”.
He ended by stating that no member of the family can give evidence on what caused the death of his father.