Ghana: Gay Doctor To End Cross Examination

Lawyers for Dr Sulley Ali Gabass, the senior medical officer at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi standing trial for allegedly sodomising a 16-year-old Senior High School student, are likely to end the cross examination of the victim in the case.

Indications are that the defence counsel is most likely to wrap up their cross examination which had largely been held in camera.

The prosecution on the on other hand are also lacing their boots to produce a witness in the trial.

Lawyers for Dr Ali Gabass have for weeks been questioning the victim on a wide range of issues.

The court has been hearing, among other things, how the victim and the suspect became friends on facebook, a social media platform, through to the time the victim was allegedly sodomised by the accused.

At the last adjourned date, the cross examination was stalled when both the victim and the accused person were absent in court.

In the case of Dr Gabass, it was alleged that his lawyers had submitted a medical form to the effect that he (Dr Gabass) was not feeling well and as such had been sent to the hospital for medical attention.

Dr Ali Gabass has been in custody over a two count charge of defiling a child under 16 years and unnatural carnal knowledge, an offence he has denied.

He is alleged to have in the months of October 2013 and April 2014, at Kasoa and Alajo respectively, had unnatural carnal knowledge of the victim aged 16.

According to the police, during the month of October 2013 Dr Gabass arranged and met the victim at Kasoa New Market Area where he forcibly had anal sex with the victim in his car in front of the Kasoa HFC Bank.

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

The trial judge, Mrs Rita Agyemang Budu, has adjourned hearing of the case to January 23, 2014.

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