Armed Robber’s Girlfriend Absconds After Dumping His Body At Morgue

A woman believed to be the girlfriend of a notorious armed robber is reported to have absconded after dumping the body of her dead lover at the Police Hospital morgue. The woman, identified only as Agatha, had gone to the police morgue to deposit the body of the wanted robber, Ebenezer Obese, but fled before the police could take her details. Obese, 35, was an ex-convict on the police wanted list for his involvement in a series of robberies in Accra, including car snatching. Admission at Ashongman Clinic On Monday, Obese was admitted to the Ashongman Community Clinic at about 5:30 pm after he had taken ill. The clinic later referred him to the Ridge Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Accra Regional Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, (Mr) Frank Adufati, told the Daily Graphic that one Agatha took the body of Obese to the Police Hospital morgue, but disappeared before particulars could be taken. He said the police identified the body as that of the wanted robber but the cause of his death had not yet been established. Robberies Mr Adufati said Obese, who was a computer technician, was arrested for his involvement in a number of robberies, including the robbery at the New Gbawe residence of musician, Mzbel, in September, 2006 and a number of filling stations. He said Obese was remanded in prison custody at the Nsawam Medium Prison. On September 5, 2013, Obese was released after the Accra High Court discharged him following a nolle prosequi filed by the Attorney General’s Department. According to Mr Adufati, Obese then linked up with some armed robbers who were into car snatching. “It came to the notice of the police that the armed robbery gang would snatch the cars and then Obese sold them, so we started looking for him.” Mr Adufati said Obese, who had been on the wanted list of the police, had been in hiding until the police heard of his death.