Stacy’s Death: Daughter Distraught Over Mom’s Whereabout
The six-year-old daughter of deceased Deputy CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), Stacy Offei-Darko, is distraught and seeking answers about the whereabouts of her mother having not seen her for days.
This was made known by her father, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Centra, Kennedy Agyapong.
“She collected my phone and said I should unlock it so she can call her mother because she has memorised her mother’s phone number.
“Just the other day she told the driver who went to pick her from school to call her mother on the phone because she hasn’t heard from her for a while,” Mr Agyapong explained on Net2 TV on Thursday, 31 May.
Ms Offei-Darko died on 21 May 2018, at the Advanced BodySculpt Centre also known as Obengfo Hospital owned by Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh.
According to Mr Agyapong, information he had gathered suggested that Ms Offei-Darko went for liposuction at the health facility which has since been closed down by authorities after her death.
The circumstances surrounding the death have raised suspicions and the family has vowed to pursue the case. The MP has also resolved to seek justice for the death of his baby mama.
“’Why is mummy refusing to pick up when she had said she was going to the Western Region,” the MP said his daughter asked.
Meanwhile, the District Court has charged Dr Obeng-Andoh, with murder. Together with his janitor, who has also been charged with impersonation, the duo has been remanded in police custody to assist with investigations.
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.