Director of the Advanced BodySculpt Centre, Obengfo Hospital, Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh has been charged with murder by the district court. Together with his janitor, who has also been charged with impersonation, the duo has been remanded in police custody to assist with investigations into the death of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei-Darko.
Detective Chief Inspector Simeon Appiosornu told the court that they are still investigating, and, if granted bail, the duo would interfere with investigations.
Lawyer for the accused persons, Jonathan Dzaisu told the court, presided over by Afua Sackey that the facts presented by the prosecution do not support the charges levelled against his clients.
He prayed the court to grant his clients bail as the first accused person is a qualified medical doctor and a hard-working man who takes care of many Ghanaians.
The lawyer said his client has not been feeling well since his arrest and pleaded with the court to order the prosecution to afford the 1st accused person access to medical health. The court, however, adjourned the case to June 12.
Meanwhile, Nana Akosua Animah, mother of the 37-year-old deputy CEO, told the media in various interviews that her daughter died at the Obengfo Hospital under mysterious circumstances and was put in the morgue without the knowledge nor consent of any family member.
The mother said she only got informed of her daughter’s death three days after her passing.
She said she felt suspicious about the turn of events and reported Dr Obeng-Andoh to the police.
In the meantime, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is performing a postmortem on Ms Offei Darko’s body to ascertain the cause of her death, adding that “even a chicken won’t be treated like she was”.
Dr Obeng-Andoh has had several brushes with the law in the past. In 2017, his facility was shut down by the Medical and Dental Council for operating without a licence.
In 2016, Dr Obeng-Andoh was arrested for operating illegally following numerous complaints received from his patients.