An Accra High Court, has set July 27, as the day it would rule on an application for bail made by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Advance Body Sculpt Centre, Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh, who is standing trial for murdering an activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a known concubine of John Boadu, the acting General Secretary of the ruling NPP.
Stacy Offei Darko, who until her death was the Deputy CEO of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan (NEIP), was also the mother of a 6-year old girl fathered by Kennedy Agyapong; NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central in the Central Region.
Ms. Offei-Darko, days before her untimely death in May, this year, had completed a 4-year Public Administration course at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She was yet to graduate.
At the court hearing yesterday, State attorney Ashong Okine opposed the application saying the doctor may commit the offence again when granted bail because the medical facility is still in operation.
Trial Judge, Justice Kofi Dorgu, set July 27 to deliver his ruling.
Despite being granted bail by a circuit court, Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, the Proprietor of Obenfo Hospital at Weija still remains in the custody of police as his lawyers are yet to secure bail in the case.
The other case in which bail was secured has to do with the charges of operating an unlicensed medical facility and practicing medicine without a license.
He has pleaded not guilty to the two charges.
Moving the application, Dr. Obeng-Andoh’s lawyer Jonathan Dzaisu said the medical practitioner is unwell and needed urgent medical attention.
He added that the Doctor was willing to appear before the court anytime he is needed. He further stated that the late public officer was a regular patient of the facility since 2014.
He maintained her last cosmetic surgery at the facility was successful but she passed on during recovery.
The 49-year-old Dr. Obeng-Andoh, is presently unlicensed medical practitioner is alleged to have performed a cosmetic surgery on Ms Offei Darko whose office operates from the Jubilee House, the seat of the Presidency.
Dr. Obeng-Andoh is a facing a charge of murder. He had also been 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 been preserved and he has also been remanded into custody by the Court.
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.
The complainant is Nana Akosua Anima; the mother of Ms Offei Darko, aged 37, and resident of Michel Camp, Tema.
More to come!