‘Obenfo’ doctor denied bail

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An Accra High Court presided over by His Lordship, Justice Kofi Dorgu has denied Dr. Dominic Obeng Andoh’s application for bail.


According to the judge, he has refused bail partially and recommended that Dr. Obeng Andoh reapply for bail after the autopsy result of the deceased are produced.

The judge agreed with the Prosecution that the C.E.O of Obenfo Hospital may interfere with the investigations.

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According to Justice Dorgu, the Prosecution agreed with Counsel for the Accused persons that the deceased went to the hospital voluntarily and died after surgery so the charge should have been professional negligence which is not necessarily a crime, but the issues raised on embalming the body without the family’s knowledge create necessary suspicion.

The second Accused person in the ‘Obenfo’ case, Edward Ansah has however been admitted to bail in the sum of GHC20,000 with two sureties, who must have a permanent place of abode within the jurisdiction, and must submit their passports to the registry.

The basis for the admission of bail according to the judge is that the second Accused was carrying out instructions from his employer and posed no threat.

He also added that the prosecution has not linked Mr. Ansah, the second Accused, to the death of Ms. Stacy Offei Darko.

The judge ordered that the second Accused continue to attend proceedings at the District Court.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyerematen