Entertainment of 2014-01-08

Mzbel rapist dead

Ebenezer Obese, the 35-year-old leader of a gang that raped and robbed popular Ghanaian Musician Mzbel, has been confirmed dead.

According to a police report, the body of Obese was dumped at the Police Hospital morgue by a lady believed to be his girlfriend, after which she bolted.

Recounting the deceased’s robbery escapades to the media, the Accra Regional Police Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Frank Adufati said Obese, on September 2006, attacked Nana Ekua Amoah aka Mzbel and her girls at their New Gbawe residence, after robbing them of various sums of money and items including two DVD players, CE and cassette player a digital video camera, an Epson Laptop, Jewelry, cloths and five mobile phones.

The deceased again led the same gang to attack a filling station in 2007, but luck eluded him when police grabbed him in the process.

The deceased was later released after spending months on remand by a High Court in 2013.

Upon his release, the suspects again formed another gang that snatched a number of cars from their owners.

Some of the cars sold by the deceased were later retrieved and given back to their owners.

Until his death, Obese was declared wanted by the police for a number of car snatching cases. On Monday January 6, 2014, according to Chief Superintendent Adufati, the police had information that Obese was on admission at the Ashongman Community Clinic.

When police proceeded to the health facility, they were told the deceased had been referred to the Ridge Hospital. Later, around 5:30 pm, police again received information that the body of Obese had being brought to the Police Hospital morgue for preservation.

According to information gathered by the police, a lady who only gave her name as Agartha, after presenting the body to the mortuary attendants, asked permission to attend nature’s call but never returned.

Efforts are being made by the police to contact the family of the deceased, so they would pick up the body.