- The Accra District Court has remanded Dr Obeng-Andoh into police custody for two weeks
- The medical doctor together with his hospital cleaner have been charged by court for murder
The embattled medical doctor of Obengfo Hospital in Accra, Dominic Obeng-Andoh has been charged for the murder of the deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko, by an Accra District Court.
Dr. Obeng-Andoh and his cleaner, Edward Amponsah, were on Tuesday put before an Accra District Court which has since remanded them for two weeks into police custody
According to the police, the move is to give investigators ample time to conclude investigations into the strange death of the 37-year-old woman.
The hospital cleaner, Amponsah has been charged with impersonation according to 3news.com report.
The report states that the plea of the two accused persons were not taken by the court.
Lawyer for Dr. Obeng-Andoh, Jonathan Dzaisu, on Tuesday prayed the court presided over by Ms. Afua Sackey to grant the doctor a bail, citing ill health as grounds but that was turned down by the judge.
He also pleaded with the court to order the prosecution to transfer Dr. Obeng-Andoh from the Police Hospital where he is currently on admission, to a different health facility.
The lawyer contended that even the facts of the case as presented by prosecution in court on Tuesday, did not support the charges leveled against his clients.
But police detective, Chief Inspector Simon Appiosornu told the court should Dr. Obeng-Andoh be granted bail, he would interfere with ongoing investigations.
The judge held that the court even lacked jurisdiction to grant bail in such cases, and accordingly directed the lawyer to make the bail application at the High Court.
The case has been adjourned to June 12.
Dr. Obeng-Andoh, popularly referred to as Obengfo, who is the owner of the Advanced Body-sculpt Centre at Weija Junction in Accra is accused of murdering Ms. Darko at his facility on May 21.
Reports state that the deceased walked into the Advanced Body-sculpt Centre after she complained of tiredness and was put on admission.
Her condition was said to have deteriorated after she was allegedly given an injection, and subsequently died.
Dr. Obeng-Andoh allegedly embalmed the body and without the consent of any family member deposited her body at a mortuary with the help of his cleaner, Amponsah, who allegedly posed as a relative.
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