The Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Beauty Pageant, Princess Duncan, her accomplice – Isaac Evra and Yao Safahu alias Togbe Shito, a fetish Priest have been put before Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for allegedly abusing a contestant on the shrine of the Fetish Priest.
The three accused persons pleaded not guilty to three counts of Conspiracy to commit crime to wit trial by ordeal, trial by ordeal, and Assault.
They were granted bail to the sum of Ghc30,000 each with two sureties to reappear before Court on November 20, 2019.
The Court Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei further ordered Princess Duncan and Isaac Evra to deposit their passports at the Court Registrar’s Office
The Eastern Regional Police Command arrested the accused persons on October 14, 2019 at about 2.30 pm for allegedly assaulting a 24-year-old Nana Ama Essien, a third runner up of the Commonwealth beauty pageant over a missing Ghc500.
The arrests follow complaint lodged at the Regional CID office by the victim and her uncle Mark Osei Hayford on October 11,2019 that the CEO of Commonwealth Beauty Pageant, and the second accused person- Isaac Evra, took her and eight other contestants to the shrine of the fetish Priest at Akyem Kukurantumi over her missing Ghc500 and other items at the Pageant House between the period of July and September this year.
According to Kasapa News Sources, at the shrine, they were given a fresh egg each to hit on the ground and that the one whose egg fails to break and rather becomes a cooked one, was the culprit.
Ama Essien’s egg did not break and therefore was accused of being responsible for the theft hence tortured and assaulted with the edge of a cutlass by two male attendants of the fetish Priest ostensibly to compel her to admit the offence.
she sustained injuries on her knees and at her back and has since been treated and discharged.
Meanwhile, the two attendants at the shrine who reportedly tortured the victim on instructions of the fetish priest are at large.
The Attorney General Office advised on the docket that the accused persons be charged with the offence for prosecution.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM/ Kojo Ansah