We don’t suspect any foul play – Mills family reacts

General News of Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Source: Peace FM

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Head of the Odomna Family of Ekumfi Otuam, who also doubles as the Chief of Ekumfi Henakuma, Nana Ogya Boafo VII, has rubbished media reports that relatives of late President John Evans Atta Mills believe their kinsman died under controversial circumstances.

The Daily Guide and Daily Searchlight newspapers reported in their April 9, 2013, editions that the chief and some family members of the late president suspect foul play regarding Prof. Mills’ death.

The report added that the family members have therefore called on sixty-two gods of Ekumfi to strike down anybody who had a hand in his death.

But in an interesting twist, Nana Ogya Boafo VII has refuted the claim on Okay FM in Accra on Tuesday. She explained that her comments were deliberately twisted by the newspapers to make her sentiments look like she had cursed the alleged killers of the late president.

According to her, she only spoke to a journalist (who happens to be a family member) at Oman FM and informed him about a scandal that had rocked her shrine.

“I had a chat with a family member of mine at Oman FM via phone and informed him that someone had stolen my gods. I told my gods to ruthlessly deal with the unidentified thieves and make sure they are brought to justice,” she explained.

“I plead with all Ghanaians to reject the news of foul play in President Mills’ death. I hate lies and I haven’t invoked the gods to kill anybody concerning his (Mills’) death. God knows why he (Mills) passed on and only God knows the person who killed him,” she said.