General News of Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh, Director of the Advanced BodySculpt Centre at the Obengfo Hospital at Weija, Accra, has been arrested and being held at the Nima Police Station over the death of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), Stacy Offei Darko.
Offei Darko, 37, reportedly died at the medical facility under mysterious circumstances. Her remains, according to her mother, Nana Akosua Anima, was concealed at the facility by Dr. Obengfo for three days before it was sent to the mortuary without the knowledge of the family.
Sources at the Nima Police Station revealed to Starrfmonline.com that Dr. Obengfo was arrested with several other accomplices and are helping with investigations.
Officials at the Korle Bu Hospital have also revealed that a post-mortem will be conducted on the remains of the late Offei Darko.
It will be recalled that the Medical and Dental Council closed down Obengfo Hospital in January this year with plans to completely evacuate patients who were undergoing treatment at the facility.
The closure on Thursday [January 27] was the second in a legal action against the facility after the council revoked the license of Dr. Obeng-Andoh in 2013 for operating illegally.
This follows complaints by some patients that they were having complications after visiting the plastic surgery section of the hospital, that is, the Advance Body Sculpture Centre.
The Medical and Dental Council subsequently looked into the allegations and came out with the conclusion that the facility’s CEO Dr Dominic Obeng Andoh is not a certified surgeon and is, therefore, practising illegally.
But Dr Obeng Andoh insisted that he was trained in cosmetic surgery in Florida, the USA for two weeks and was awarded a certificate.
He said his hospital was locked down without a warrant.
But some four months down the lane, operations begun in earnest at the hospital.