Sodomy case adjourned to March 10

An Accra Circuit Court yesterday adjourned to March 10, for the continuation of the cross-examination of the investigator in the alleged case of sodomy against Dr. Sulley Ali Gabass, of the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in the Western Region.

Sergeant (Sgt) Odei Asiedu, the investigator, and third prosecution witness has been under cross-examination since Tuesday, February 17, when he gave his evidence in camera.

Proceedings did not take place on the last adjourned date, Feburay, 24, due to Dr. Gabass’ ill-health.

The sodomised victim and a Joy fm investigative journalist, Manasseh Awuni Azure, who first published the story which led to the arrest of the accused and his subsequent prosecution, have already given their evidence in the court, presided over by Mrs. Rita Agyemang-Budu.

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

He said victim is a student who lives at Kasoa, while Dr. Gabass is a medical practitioner at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Takoradi.

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

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

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

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

Dr. Gabass is still in prison custody.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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