Lawyers defending the Takoradi based doctor accused of sodomising a minor, on Wednesday subjected the victim to a grilling cross examination, has learnt.

The cross examination was held in-camera at the Circuit Court 5 because the victim is a minor.

A close source told four lawyers defending Dr. Sulley Ali-Gabass were on hand to question the frail looking victim.

Dr. Sulley Ali-Gabass is facing two counts of defilement and having unnatural carnal knowledge of the alleged victim contrary to sections of the Criminal Code.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The source say cross examination will continue tomorrow.

The Takoradi based doctor was arrested and charged following a Joy News investigation carried out by Manasseh Azure-Awuni in which Dr. Gabass was accused of sodomising the 16-year-old victim.

The victim claimed he was sodomised on five different occasions by the man, whom he considered a mentor.

His anal region was badly injured as a result of the sodomy and had to be operated upon to save his life.

He has also contracted the deadly HIV, but Dr. Gabass says he is not to blame for the disease.

The court after the cross-examination of the victim is likely to invite a new witness for the prosecution.