Court receives health report on Dr Obeng
The Police has furnished a District Court in Accra with the Health report from Ridge Hospital of Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, Proprietor of Obengfo Hospital who is receiving treatment at the facility.
Dr Obeng-Andoh who was in court today is being held for the murder of Stacy Offie Darko, deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP).
On June 12, this year the court presided over by Ms Efua Sackey ordered the Greater Accra Regional Hospital to furnish it with a comprehensive report on the health status of the ailing medical practitioner.
The Police alleged that Dr Obeng had refused to show up in court although he was well.
At today’s sitting, although the Police made available the medical report its contents were not made known.
Soon after receiving the report, the court invited the Detective Chief Inspector Simon Aporsornu and defence counsel Mr Jonathan Dzaisu to approach the bench.
Prosecution said to the court that a duplicate docket was being prepared and same would be forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office.
According to Chief Inspector Apoirsornu investigations were on going and the Police have written to some public institution for information and they were yet to receive their responses.
Meanwhile journalists who turned up in court to report on Dr Obengfo’s case were made to hand over their phones to the court warrant officer on the orders of the Court.
The phones were however returned to them after the matter had been heard.
The Court at the last sitting advised journalist to inform the court Registrar about their presence to be in court and the Registrar should in turn inform the court.
The matter has been adjourned to July 3.
Dr Obeng has been remanded into Police custody over the death of Stacy Offei Darko, the Deputy Chief Executive officer of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP).
The 49-year-old presently unlicensed medical practitioner is alleged to have performed a surgery on Ms Offei Darko whose office operates from the Jubilee House, the seat of the Presidency.
Facing a charge of murder, Dr Obeng-Andoh is also on admission at the Police Hospital over a medical condition.
His plea is yet to be taken by the Court.
With him in the dock was Edward Amponsah, a cleaner at the hospital, who is being held for impersonation.
Amponsah’s plea has beenn preserved and he has also been remanded into custody by the Court.
The facts as narrated by Prosecution was the complainant, Nana Akosua Animah, was the mother of Ms Offei Darko, aged 37. She resides at Michel Camp, Tema.
On May 20, this year, Stacy went to Dr Obeng-Andoh’s Hospital for a Liposuction and Fat Transfer Surgery, but she died at about 1600 hours, the following day.
On May 22, based on the orders of Dr Obeng-Andoh, Amponsah sent the body to three different mortuary facilities, but the body was rejected with the reason that her relative must be present before she could be accepted in those morgues.
Amponsah, subsequently, sent the body to the Saint Gregory Hospital Mortuary, at Buduburam, where he falsely presented himself to the morgue attendant as the biological brother of Stacy and thus authorised that the body be embalmed.
The body was then stored in the morgue without the knowledge of Stacy’s actual relatives or the Police.
Her family however got wind of the incident on May 24, and suspecting foul play reported the matter to the Police.
When the Police proceeded to the morgue and inspected the body; it found multiple fresh surgery scars on some parts of her body.
The body was then transferred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy and the suspects were later arrested by the Police, the Prosecution said.