Dr Gabass sodomy trial adjourned to March 4

Dr Gabass sodomy trial adjourned to March 4

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The Accra Circuit Court hearing the case involving Dr Sulley Ali Gabass, the medical practitioner accused of sodomising a 16-year-old Senior High School student, on Tuesday adjourned the case to March 4.

The case was adjourned based on the grounds that the accused person was ill and had to be sent to hospital

Although the accused person was in court, he was granted permission by the court to seek medical attention and report on the next adjourned date.

The prosecution has presented the third witness in the case, Sergeant Francis Odei-Asiedu, the investigator in the case, who is being cross examined by the defence counsel.

The first prosecution witness was the victim followed by Manasseh Azure Awuni, a journalist.

Earlier, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Aidan Dery told the court that the accused person resides in Takoradi in the Western Region.

DSP Dery said in September last year, the victim became Dr Gabassfs friend on Facebook, a social media platform, and they chatted on line and on the cell phone.

The prosecution said in October last year, Dr Gabass arranged and met the victim at Kasoa New Market, where he had anal sex with him in his car in front of a bank.

DSP Dery said on December 28 last year, at about 19:00 hours, Dr Gabass met the victim again at the same spot and had another anal sex with him, and gave him a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone and GH¢20.00.

The prosecution said the victim fell ill and when he informed Dr Gabass, he prescribed eparacetamolf tablets for him.

DSP Dery said Dr Gabass had three more anal encounters with the victim, and after the fifth act, the victim started experiencing excruciating pains.

He complained to the accused person, who gave him money to go for medical treatment but the victim did not go for the treatment.

The prosecution said when the victimfs condition worsened he was sent to the Ahmadiyya Mission Hospital but was referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The prosecution said when the accused person was informed about the victimfs plight, he sent GH₵800.00 through the victimfs elder brother to cater for his hospital expenses.

DSP Dery said Anal Fistula and Anal Rectal Abscess surgical operations were performed on the victim, and it was during the session that he was diagnosed HIV positive, and mentioned Dr Gabass as the one responsible for the ailment.

The prosecution said while on admission, the witness got wind of the matter and interviewed the victim, conducted background checks on the accused person, who was also interviewed.

In secret recordings, Dr Gabass allegedly confessed having anal sex with the victim.

Following media publications, the police initiated investigations into the matter and the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit in Sekondi arrested Dr Gabass.

During police interrogation, Dr Gabass admitted knowing the victim as a friend but denied having anal sex with him.

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