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Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey Late NPP chairman died of blood cancer

It has been revealed that Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, the late former chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), died of leukaemia.

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Jake Obetsebi Lamptey

It has been revealed that the late Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey died of leukemia.

Speaking on Adom TV, former General Secretary of NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie revealed in an exclusive interview on Sunday that the late chairman of the NPP died from cancer of the blood.

According to Sir John, as he is popularly known, the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, was making arrangements to come back to Ghana during the Christmas festivities last December.

He further indicated that Jake had to cancel his plans to come to Ghana because he [Jake] fell ill and was admitted at the hospital.

He added that Jake died in his sleep while on admission at the hospital.

Jake Obetsebi Lamptey reported dead 2016 play Jake was reported dead on Sunday 20th March


Jake Obetsebi Lamptey died on Sunday, 20th March after battling with short illness.

Before his untimely passing, Obetsebi Lamptey was undergoing chemotherapy treatment in South Africa, but relapsed and was transferred to London.

What is Leukemia or cancer of the blood?

Here are some key points about leukemia.

  • Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection.
  • Approximately 1.5% of men and women will be diagnosed with leukemia at some point during their lifetime.
  • Compared to other cancers, leukemia is relatively rare.
  • Although leukemia is among the most common childhood cancers, it most often occurs in older adults.
  • Leukemia is slightly more common in men than women.
  • People with leukemia have many treatment options, and treatment for leukemia can often control the disease and its symptoms.
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