Family of David Lamptey disputes place of his death

David Lamptey

David Lamptey

Accra, April 18, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Lamptey, younger brother of the late business magnate, Mr David Lamptey who died on December 5, last year in Accra, has disputed medical report about his place of death.

He said his 61-year-old brother died at his residence at House Number 198 Emperor Avenue at Trasaaco Valley Estate in Accra, and was brought to the 37 Military Hospital by his surviving wife, Mrs Gifty Lamptey and his personal driver, Carl Quist, popularly called Dzani.

Mr Lamptey told Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday that while the relatives of the deceased were arranging for a coroner’s report at Osu Police Station on December 6, 2012, Mrs Lamptey said she knew some police personnel at Airport Police Station and would get the report from there.

A Certified Copy of Entry in Register of Deaths at 37 Military Hospital says Dr David Lamptey died at the medical facility through hypertensive heart disease with nephropathy.

Dr Seth Attoh, a Pathologist carried out the post mortem with Mr Daniel Bentil, brother of the deceased as witness.

Mr Lamptey said there is the need for an independent enquiry into the death of his brother in the house and why a medical report claimed he died in hospital.

He is also disputing the execution of his brother’s will by Mrs Lamptey and Dr Victor Kanda of Omri Health care at Dzorwulu in Accra.

He questioned how a personal doctor of his late brother who attended to him on his sick bed in the house could be a co-executor of his will claimed to have been prepared on June 17, 2010.

Mr Lamptey said the disproportional disposition of the will in favour of Mrs Lamptey ‘raises the eye brow’.

The circumstances leading o the death of Mr David Lamptey and the execution of his will has attracted a lot of attention of his family compelling them to organise a news conference in Accra in February on the issue.