The late former chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP),Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey died on Saturday night at a London hospital.
This is what we know about how he died.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey died of leukemia. Leukemia is a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leucocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anaemia and other symptoms. In simple terms, it is a type of cancer.
He was undergoing courses of chemotherapy treatment in South Africa. Chemotherapy usually refers to the use of medicines or drugs to treat cancer. It can be remembered that rumours of death stirred in the media in December. At the time, he was in South Africa undergoing chemotherapy.
He relapsed and was transferred to London. A bone marrow transplant was Jake’s only chance of survival. He died in his sleep whiles at the hospital.