POLICE in the Eastern Region say they have sent the case docket of the alleged torture of a contestant of the Miss Commonwealth beauty pageant by the organisers to the Attorney-General’s Department for advice.

The victim, Nana Ama Essien, 24, who was the third-runner-up winner of the Miss Commonwealth beauty pageant held on September 7, 2019 in Accra, sustained some injuries after she was allegedly stripped naked and assaulted with an implement she claimed was a cutlass.

Sgt Gomado told the Graphic Showbiz in a telephone interview that Nana Ama Essien, who initially lodged a complaint with the Kaneshie District Police Command in Accra was referred to the Eastern Regional Command, and she lodged the complaint on Friday October 11, 2019.

According to Sgt Gomado, Nana Ama Essien, who sported visible marks of assault on her knees and back, came to the regional Criminal Investigations Department in the company of one Mark Osei Hayford to report that Princess Duncan and a second suspect Isaac Evra took her and eight others to Togbe Shittor’s shrine in Kukurantumi.

The visit, according to the complaint, was to enable Princess Duncan unravel the truth about a series of theft cases including that of a contestant whose GHS500 was stolen during the pageant.