Dr Sulley Ali-Gabass, the Sekondi-based medical practitioner has been jailed 25-years by an Accra Circuit Court for sodomising a 16-year-old senior high school student.
He was convicted on a charge of defilement by the court on Monday morning.
According to Graphic Online’s reporter, Seth J. Bokpe, the court,presided by Rita Agyeman Budu however acquitted and discharged the medical doctor on a charge of having an unnatural canal knowledge.
Ali-Gabass, a senior medical doctor at the Effia Nkwanta Hospital in Sekondi,was charged with two-counts of having unnatural carnal knowledge of the victim, a charge he has denied.
According to the facts of the case, the victim is a student residing at Kasoa, while Ali-Gabass is a medical practitioner at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
In September 2013, the victim encountered Ali-Gabass on Facebook and they became friends.
They exchanged ideas online and communicated by phone for a while until October 2013 when Ali-Gabass arranged and met the victim at the Kasoa New Market area where he forcibly had anal intercourse with the victim in his car, the prosecution said.
It said about 7 p.m. on December 28, 2013, the two met again at the same venue where Ali-Gabass allegedly had anal intercourse with the victim, after which he offered the boy a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone and GH¢20.
After the second act, it said the victim became ill and Ali-Gabass allegedly prescribed paracetamol tablets for him.
According to the prosecution, the act was repeated at the same venue in February 2014.
It said in March and April 2014, Ali-Gabass lured the victim to his house at Alajo in Accra where he allegedly had another bout of anal intercourse with him.
Credit: Daily Graphic