Dr Cadman Mills, brother of the former President John Evans Atta Mills has disclosed that his brother neither died of throat cancer nor oral sex infection as speculated by a section of the public especially members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The former Presidential Adviser revealed that per his research and that of the autopsy report, the late Mills died of related stroke disease.
Debunking the allegations, he added that his brother suffered a growth in his sinuses caused by polluted air which is curable.
Speaking on Starr Chat with Bola Ray about the health of his late brother which was questioned by a section of Ghanaians especially his political opponents, he questioned why some members of NDC blamed him for going public on the cause of Prof Mills’ death.
Dr Cadman Mills who refused to mention if his brother died a natural death or not accused some members of NDC of mocking him in the press for telling the truth about his brother’s death.
‘…He was coherent bu he was complaining of very severe neck pain, few days before his death he was complaining of sensitivity to light. Since his death I have done lots of research. And some of the symptoms he evidently exhibited very clearly pointed to the very beginning of a stroke of some sort….what I saw and per the autopsy report he died out of a very massive, the term stroke and Aneurysm, hemorrhage is very often used interchangeably, that is what I saw.
‘At the material moment he collapsed, I was not physically there,…. I have to be honest with you, that people sort of questioned me why I revealed the cause of his death. Why would you say that, I said am sorry am telling you the truth, would you rather I allow Ghanaians to think he died out of throat cancer, oral sex and things like that. But that is not what he died of. Lets tell the truth, of course not, he didn’t die of truth cancer, …I know he will forgive me, Prof Mills had a growth in his sinuses and it was quite sizeable, that some people call pre- cancerous, others call cancerous, I don’t know,’ he debunked.
According to him, his brother was medically fit to run for presidency in 2008 and 2012 adding that doctors cleared him.
He said the ‘Asomdwee hene’ wouldn’t have contested in the presidential race if he was not physically fit.
‘There was no medical reasons for him not to run for the presidency. Prof Mills I knew him wouldn’t have run if he knew he was not physically well to run for the presidency. Doctors cleared him to run for the 2008 and 2014 elections,’ he recalled.
Prof Mills died on July 24, 2012.