Sodomy Doc’s case adjourned

Dr Sulley Ali Gabass.AN Accra Circuit Court yesterday adjourned to tomor-row, the case of Dr. Ali Gabass, the medical practitioner at Takoradi, who has been charged with sodomising a 15-year-old boy, to enable defence counsel to further cross-examine the victim.

At the sitting on January 7, the court adjourned the case to yesterday, after a plea by the counsel of the accused, backed by a medical report from the Police Hospital impressing upon the court to allow him (Dr. Gabass) some time to fully recuperate from an ailment.

The court upheld the plea, and adjourned to yesterday, for the cross-examination to continue.

During the proceedings, in the chambers of the judge, counsel for the accused are reported to have subjected the victim’s evidence to scrutiny, but could not complete the cross-examination.

The Court, presided over by Mrs. Rita Agyemang-Budu, adjourned the case.

Information gathered by The Ghanaian Times indicate that counsel for the accused is likely to end the cross-examination tomorrow, after which Prosecution would invite some witnesses for their evidence.

Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Idan Derry 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 and lives at Kasoa, while Dr. Gabass is a medical practitioner at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Takoradi.

Dr. Gabass is said to have encountered 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 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 7p.m, he again met victim at Kasoa and had sex with him, after which he gave him a Samsung Galaxy phone and GH¢20 which the teenager initially rejected, but was coaxed to accept.

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

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme  

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