A brother of late President John Evans Atta Mills, Samuel Mills has called on the government to set up a commission to investigate the circumstances that led to the ‘unexpected’ death three years ago.
Samuel Mills, who claimed he was nicknamed ‘deputy President’ during the reign of the late Law Professor said on Asempa FM Monday that he has had to make that suggestion because of the various accounts on the death of the late leader.
“I was with my brother for almost every day…I know what we went through… people can insinuate and cast different innuendoes so we must set up a commission to go into what killed Mills…,” he responded to questions on whether he knew the actual cause of the death of President Mills.
The late president whom he described as a ‘very healthy man’ died on 24th July, 2012; several schools of theories have since emerged about the cause and circumstances of his death.
Some include claims that the late leader was poisoned and rushed to the maternity ward of the 37 Military Hospital in the boot of a car after he gave up the ghost at the Osu Castle.
This claim has been disputed by appointees of the President and other National Democratic Congress (NDC) members.
Mr. Mills, who is contesting to become the Parliamentary aspirant of the NDC in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) constituency of the Central Region believes all the confusion surrounding the death of his brother would be unraveled by the commission.
Despite claiming that he would choose to ‘go to his grave’ with some information concerning the late President and how he died, Samuel Mills clarified that the President was taken to the 37 Hospital in an ambulance and not in a car boot.
He also insists an autopsy was carried out on the body of the President although he would not disclose the results.
He continued that several persons are bringing forth different versions of the death of the President just to satisfy their ‘personal greed’.
Thus to help put these matters to rest, Samuel Mills called for the setting up of the commission, but urged that it should be ‘set up without malice’.