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General News of Monday, 24 July 2017


I'm yet to see my father's autopsy report – Mills' son

Son of former President John Evans Atta Mills, Sam Atta Mills, says he would support a probe into the cause of his father’s death.

According to him, the cause of his father’s death still remains sketchy and that there was need for the cause of death to be laid to rest.

Five years after the death of his father, Mr Atta Mills has also revealed that he is yet to see the autopsy report of his father.

His disclosure is however in sharp contrast to earlier statements by the late President’s brother, Cardman Mills, who said the family had seen the report.

Mr Mills in an interview on Starr FM in April claimed the former President died of a massive stroke and not lung cancer as was earlier purported.

But speaking at the five-year commemoration of the death of his father Monday, Mr Atta Mills said the hospital is yet to furnish the family with the autopsy report of his late father.

“The hospital never gave any autopsy report to show that this or that was the reason why he passed away so I don’t think any member of my family would be able to give evidence on what happened or what caused his death…I have not seen anything of that sort. I do not think anyone has. If anybody has it, he or she should be free to let me know but I do not think anyone has,” Mr Atta Mills said.

He also said he would support a probe into the cause of his father’s death, saying, “I have heard a lot of stories but I also believe that in order for you take an action or to know something, there must be some level of evidence and some level of facts.

“There have been several rumours and stories, but until I see some concrete evidence I don’t really have much to say. If someone wants to approach me to do investigations I will champion the course because he is my father and I want to know.”