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The defence counsel of Dr Sulley Ali Gabass, the senior medical doctor at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi standing trial for sodomy, yesterday filed for submission of no case.

The lawyers believe their client has no case to answer in respect of the charges brought against him.

The defence counsel had in the last two sittings indicated its intention to file the submission when the prosecution told the court that it had closed its case in respect of the trial.

However, the court presided over by Mrs Rita Agyeman-Budu in an incamera hearing yesterday, adjourned hearing of the case to May 7, 2015 for a ruling to determine whether or not the prosecution had been able to make a firm case against the accused.

The defence counsel, led by John Benson, had over the past weeks quizzed witnesses who testified in the case. Among them werethe 16-year-old Senior High School victim, Dr Nii Aryeh, the surgeon from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure Awuni.

The Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital senior medical officer is before the court for allegedly sodomising a 16-year-old Senior High School student.

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 16-year-old victim.

According to the police, during the month of October 2013, Dr Gabass arranged and met the victim at the 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.
Source: Daily Guide

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