Victim of ‘Gay Doctor’ interrogated

The cross-examination of the  15-year-old boy in the infamous sodomy case involving Dr. Sulley Ali Gabass of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Takoradi is expected to end today, says Francis Xavier Sosu, lawyer for the victim.

The victim’s evidence was heard in camera by the court and both the prosecution and defence team were tight-lipped on what transpired.

Appearing in court in a blue T-shirt and a pair of shorts with a pair of canvas shoes to match, Dr. Gabass appeared unperturbed, as he posed for the TV3 camera when being taken away after proceedings.

As always, the usual, family and friends’ solidarity greeted the precincts of the court, as they turned out in their numbers to observe the proceedings.

One of the accuseds’ lawyer (name withheld) told The Ghanaian Times that the issue of granting bail to Dr. Gabass was out, explaining that the “only time such liberty could be granted is when there is unjustified delay by the prosecution”.

The defence team expressed doubts about the age of the victim during cross examination, and also down played the allegation that Dr. Gabass had carnal knowledge and infected him with HIV positive.

These assertions were, refuted by the prosecution.Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Idan Derry told the court presided over by Mrs. Rita Agyemang-Budu that the accused, between the months of 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 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 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 7p.m, the accused again met victim at Kasoa and had another 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 he informed Dr. Gabass who prescribed paracetamol for him.

By Malik Sullemana      

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