BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PROSECUTION in the case in which Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, proprietor of Obengfo Hospital at Weija and his worker are being held for murder, have requested for time to work on the “interim report” from the office of the Attorney General’s Office.
The police last Friday said it had received an “interim report” from the AG’s office on the alleged murder and was studying it.
The Prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu, told an Accra District Court that the AG had directed the police to ascertain certain facts and report back for the final advice and would need a month to do that.
The court, presided over by Ms Arit Nsemoh, adjourned the matter to March 12.
Dr Obengfo is in court for the alleged murder of Ms Stacy Offei Darko, Deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP), who had visited his facility.
One other person, Edward Amponsah, a hospital cleaner, is being held for impersonation, but their pleas have not been taken by the court. Dr Obengfo is on bail in the sum of GH¢100,000.00 with one surety to be justified.
A Circuit Court had also admitted Dr Obengfo to GH¢50,000.00 bail for operating a health facility without licence and practising medicine without lawful authority.
The facts as narrated in the murder case by prosecution was that the complainant, Nana Akosua Animah, mother of Ms Offei Darko, aged 37, resides at Michel Camp, Tema.
On May 20, last year Ms Offei Darko went to Dr Obeng-Andoh’s hospital for a Liposuction and fat transfer surgery, but she died at about 4 p.m. the following day.
Prosecution said 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 a close relative must be present before it could be accepted in those morgues.
Amponsah subsequently sent the body to Saint Gregory Hospital Mortuary at Buduburam, where he falsely presented himself to the Morgue Attendant as the biological brother of Ms Offei Darko and thus authorised that the body be embalmed.
According to the prosecution, the body was then kept in the morgue without the knowledge of the deceased’s actual relatives or the police.
The deceased’s relatives, however, got wind of the incident on May 24, and 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 it.
The body was then transferred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Mortuary for autopsy and later the accused persons were arrested.