Owner and doctor in charge of the Advanced Body Sculpt Centre known as Obengfo Hospital has been charged with murder by an Accra Magistrate Court.
Dr Dominic Obeng Andoh has been remanded in custody for his role in the mysterious death of Stacy Offei Darko whom until her untimely death was the deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP).
According to the family, the body of the deceased was deposited at the morgue within four hours after her death and was informed about the incident three days later.
This development infuriated the family and friends of the deceased leading to the arrest of Dr Obeng Andoh.
In 2013, Joy News conducted an in-depth investigation into the activities of the Obengfo Hospital and it was discovered that Dr Andoh had only two weeks training in plastic surgery in Florida in the USA.
The centre was shut down by the Medical and Dental Council which cautioned the public to stay away from the Obengfo Hospital only to be reopened weeks later.
According to Joy News’ Matilda Wemegah, Dr Andoh came to the court on Tuesday in the company of doctors from the Police Hospital.
The police told the court the suspect has been receiving medical treatment since last week Thursday after he was arrested.
Dr Obeng Andoh who is the first accused has been formally charged with murder contrary to section 46 of the criminal offences Act.
The second accused, Edward Amponsah, who is a cleaner at the hospital, has also been charged with impersonation contrary to section 134 of the criminal offences Act 29.
Both suspects were picked up last week after an official report was made by the mother of the deceased, Nana Akosua Anima (I).
According to Detective Chief Inspector, Simon Apiorsornu, Stacy Offei Darko reported to the hospital on May 20, for liposuction and fat transfer surgery.
She reportedly died halfway through the process the next day. Dr Obeng Andoh, together with Mr Amponsah prepared her body for the morgue.
They went to three different hospitals to deposit the body but they were rejected because they failed to show evidence of relation to the deceased.
However, at the St. Gregory Hospital at Buduburam, the body was accepted into the morgue because the cleaner posed as the elder brother of the late Deputy CEO of NEIP.
The family of the deceased got wind of the situation on May 24 and reported to the police.
Dr Obeng fell ill last Friday after he was arrested and has been on admission at the hospital since.
He has been remanded into police custody after he was denied bail. Due to his visible ill health, he will be on admission to the hospital to assist in investigation till he re-appears on June 15.
Meanwhile, the family of the late Stacy Offei Darko is vowing to ensure that their relative remains the last person to die in Dr Obeng’s hands.
They are demanding a total shutdown of the hospital.