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Gov’t will probe Atta Mills’ death – Dept. Minister

The Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzidze has said government will soon investigate the death of former President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.

Several Ghanaians are of the view the former president did not die of natural courses as it has been put out there.

The Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame Baffoe Abronye is alleged to have said former President John Mahama killed Atta Mills. This has led to Mahama dragging Abronye to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service.

In an interview on Accra based Okay FM, Pius Enam Hadzidze has assured Ghanaians that government is keen on investigating the matter to end all unrest.

“Currently, the lawyers of the former President have written to the CID that they are being accused, which shows the former President Mahama even wants an investigation. When this matter is investigated, that is how we can bring finality to the matter.” The deputy minister said.

“Why I think there should be an investigation is because one he is a citizen and secondly he was a sitting President and so Ghanaians are entitled to an explanation into the death so that if there was any mistake made, we can learn from them and prevent the recurrence of something like this”

He however lamented on why the then government (NDC) failed to open an investigation on the death of the former President.

“The death of every individual is very crucial and the death of every Ghanaian must become a matter of significance to all of us. Especially the death of a President.

“John Evans Atta Mills was President at the time he passed and so I feel it will be an indictment on all of us as a nation if we are asked what caused the death of our President and we are unable to give any good response.

“We have enthroned kings but, likely, we do not have any arrangement to protect them since it is such an important personality, I think we should investigate”, Hadzidze added.

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