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Doctor Obengfo Charged for Murder Over NEIP Boss’ Death

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Doctor Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, the Medical Officer of the Obengfo Medical Hospital has been hauled before an Accra Central District Court for murder.

The accused had been dragged before the court over the death of Stacy Offei Darko, 37, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP) at the Jubilee House.

According to the police, the accused on May 21 this year caused the death of the NEIP Deputy CEO at Weija in Accra.

Also, in the dock with Obeng-Andoh, 49 is one Edward Amponsah, 46, a cleaner for impersonation.

According to the prosecution led by Detective Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu, the accused on May 22 “falsely presented yourself to the mortuary attendant at the ST. Gregory Catholic Hospital as a biological elder brother to the deceased, a representation you knew as at the time of making to be false.”

Hearing

Appearing before the court presided over by Afua Sackey, the pleas of the duo was not taken.

The two were remanded into police custody to assist with police investigations into the matter.

This was after the prosecutor, D/C/Insp. Appiosornu had opposed lawyer for the accused person’s request for bail.

He told the court that the police are still investigating the case and that if granted bail the accused persons would interfere with investigations.

Earlier, lawyer for the accused persons, Jonathan Dzaisu told the court that the facts presented by the prosecution does not support the charges preferred against his clients.

He urged the court to grant his clients bail as the Dr. Obeng-Andoh is a qualified medical doctor and a hardworking man who takes care of many Ghanaians.

Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng Andoh

Jonathan said the doctor has been unwell since his arrest and requested the court to order the prosecution to afford the accused another medical facility apart from the Police Hospital.

Hearing adjourned until the case June 12.

Facts

Nana Akosua Animah I, a resident at Michel Camp, the Complainant is the mother of the deceased.

On May 20, this year, Stacy went to the hospital for liposuction and fat transfer surgery been performed by Dr. Obeng-Andoh but she died on May 21 at about 4pm while on admission after the surgery.

On May 22, upon the orders of Dr. Obeng-Andoh, Edward sent the body to three different mortuary facilities but was rejected with the reason that a relative must be present before it could be accepted.

According to the police prosecutor, based on this, Edward sent the body to ST Gregory Hospital’s mortuary at Buduburam where he presented himself to the mortuary attendant that he is the biological elder brother of Stacy and authorized them to embalm the body.

The body was embalmed and preserved the same day without informing the either the bereaved family or the police.

Suspicion

The bereaved family got hint of it and on May 24, suspected foul play and informed police.

“Police proceeded and inspected the body at the mortuary and found multiple surgery fresh cars on some parts pf the body which suggested a foul play” police facts sheet said.

The body was conveyed and deposited at the Korle-Bu Hospital mortuary for autopsy leading to the arrest of the accused persons.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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