Gay Doc’s case pushed to January 21

Dr. GabassThe Accra Circuit Court hearing the case of alleged sodomising of the 15-year-old boy by Dr. Sulley Ali Gabass yesterday adjourned to January 21, to allow him time to recuperate from his ailment.

The adjournment followed a plea by his counsel, backed by a medical report from the Police Hospital in Accra, pleading that the accused be allowed some time to recover from his ailment. He is still in prison custody.

Consequently the court, presided over by Mrs.Rita Agyemang Budu adjourned the case to January 21 for the cross-examination of the victim to continue.

Neither Dr. Gabass nor the victim was in court yesterday.

In another development, counsel for Dr. Gabass have cautioned the media about the reportage of the case.

According to Benson, a member of the defence team, the media had the responsibility to give accurate and balance account of what happens in court.

He cited an online and radio reportage by a station which he said did not only amount to contempt of court but also impugned the integrity of the team of lawyers.

He said the story sought to suggest that Dr.Gabass was denied bail on Tuesday, which was never the case and asked the media not to take their leniency to be their weakness, else action would be taken against anyone who dared their caution.

The defence team beside expressing doubt about the age of the victim, also down played the allegation that Dr. Gabass had carnal knowledge of and infected him with HIV.

These assertions were refuted by the prosecution.

Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Idan Derry told the court that the accused, between October 2013 and April 2014, sodomised the teenager five times at Kasoa and Alajo.

He said the victim is a student and lives at Kasoa in the Central Region, while Dr. Gabass is a medical practitioner at Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Takoradi.

Dr. Gabass, according to the prosecutor, encountered the victim on facebook in September 2013, and they became friends and later established contacts on phone and online.

The court was told that in October 2013, Dr. Gabass arranged and met the victim at the Kasoa New Market area and forcibly had anal sex with him in his car, parked in front of a bank.

On December 28, 2013, at about 7 p.m, he again met the victim at Kasoa and had sex with him after which he gave him a Samsung Galaxy phone and GH¢20 which the teenager turned down but was coaxed to accept.

Thereafter, the victim fell ill and informed the accused who prescribed paracetamol for him.

Edem Mensah-Tsotorme  

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