STATEMENT: Dr. Michael K. Obeng Speaks On His Alleged Arrest In Ghana

In the past 24 hours, I have been overwhelmed by calls from friends, family, patients, and well-wishers expressing concern about reports in the Ghana media regarding my alleged arrest.

First of all, I would like to assure everyone that I’m back home safely in Beverly Hills by the grace of the Almighty God. I flew into Ghana on July 21, 2021, en route to Gabon and Cameroon to evaluate and discuss the best way to improve health care delivery in the region. This included but not limited to, providing free reconstructive surgeries for their nationals through my non-profit organization, RESTORE Worldwide, Inc.

I have never performed surgery in Ghana for money. And this time around I did not perform surgery for money, this is not the reason why I come to Ghana. I have been traveling to Ghana with my team of doctors and volunteers for the past 14 years to perform free reconstructive surgeries. To date, we have performed over 1,000 surgeries valued in excess of 50 million US Dollars, including a substantial amount of my own money. The Ghana Medical and Dental Council knows me well and are aware of my RESTORE Foundation and its activities.