Popular medical practitioner Dr Jephthah Ford died this morning.
Details surrounding his death are uncertain at this time.
Reacting to his death on social media, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange said: “I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Dr Jephthah Ford. My good friend! We have lost a Jamaican who truly cared about our people and their well-being.”
The Corporate Area physician had a role in many high-profile cases, to include that of Jodian Fearon, who died shortly after giving birth in 2020.
In August 2017, Dr. Jephthah Ford was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to six months in prison.
In August, Dr. Jephthah Ford was charged with trying to bribe a policeman who had arrested two men from Suriname who were found with over J$60-million in 2014. The money was seized by the police.
According to the police evidence, Ford offered the policeman 40 percent of the money if the men were released, and the balance of the funds returned.