- An Accra Circuit has granted bail to Dr Obengfo over his trial concerning the death of Stacy Offei Darko
- The bail sum was reportedly set at GHC 50,000 with two sureties
- The case has been adjourned to July 6, 2018
The Managing Director of Obengfo Hospital, Dr Dominic Obeng-Andoh who is standing trial over the death of the deputy CEO of National Entrepreneurship Innovative Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko at his hospital has been granted bail.
According to a Starrfmonline report, Dr Obeng-Andoh's bail amount was set at GHc50, 000 with two sureties of persons who are gainfully employed.
This was after Dr Obengfo, as he is popularly known, pleaded not guilty to the additional charges of “practicing medicine without lawful authority and operating an unlicensed health facility.”
Dr Obeng-Andoh had originally been arraigned before the Accra Circuit Court chaired by Mrs Janet Naa Adjeley Quaye for murder following the death of Stacy.
Stacy Offei Darko died at the Obengfo Hospital on Thursday, May 21.
It was initially disclosed by her mother that Stacy visited the health facility to seek medical attention after she suddenly fell ill with malaria.
But later information from Kennedy Agyapong, with whom she had a 6-year-old daughter, revealed that Stacy went to Dr Obengfo for a liposuction procedure to reduce her biceps and thighs.
After Stacy's death, possibly from medical negligence on the part of the hospital's staff, Dr Obengfo failed to inform the family of the deceased and rather hopped from one morgue to the other to have the corpse kept.
However, all the three morgues he visited refused to admit the body for reasons that there was no family member among them.
The embattled doctor is said to have connived with a cleaner at the hospital, Edward Amponsah, to act like a family member, which he did before the dead body was finally admitted at a morgue in Accra.
Dr Obengfo was arrested on Monday, May 25, after news of Stacy's death went viral with Amponsah who was also charged with impersonation but the doctor has been on admission at the Accra Regional hospital due to ill health.
It has been established after the first appearance in court that the Obengfo Hospital had been operating without a valid licence, hence the two new charges.
The case has since been adjourned to July 6, 2018.
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