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Death of Pregnant British Woman Found Dead In Ghana Will Be Investigated By UK Police After Murder Charges Were Dropped Against Her Pastor Husband By Local Courts

Charmain Speirs' husband, Eric Isaiah Adusah, a self-proclaimed prophet and leader of Global Light Revival Ministries Church in London, was arrested for her murder in Ghana, but the case collapsed

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  • Pregnant Charmain Speirs found dead in a hotel bathtub in Ghana in March
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  • Case in Ghana collapsed last month and UK police are now investigating
  • Mother Linda says she hopes she will now discover the truth about death

The death of a pregnant British woman whose decomposing body was found in a bath in Ghana will be investigated by the UK police after  murder charges were dropped against her pastor husband by local courts.

Eric Adusah was charged with the murder of Charmain Speirs in Ghana, but the case collapsed after it had been delayed for several weeks because the autopsy report went missing.

Charmain's death was discovered by hotel staff at the Mac Dic Royal Plaza Hotel in Koforidua, Eastern Regional capital, when she failed to check out in March.

Her husband had left for the UK two days earlier, having told hotel staff not to disturb her.

Charmain - pictured with her husband - was found dead in a bath in a hotel in Ghana in March, two days after her husband left the country to return to the UK. She was three months pregnant

Charmain's body had remained in the country while the case against her 28-year-old husband was on-going, but it has now been returned to Britain and is in the care of Essex Police who carried out their own post mortem examination on Thursday.

The decision to start an investigation in the UK was taken after the murder case against Adusah, who is a pastor at the with the Global Light Revival Ministries, in London, collapsed.

A report by the attorney general in Ghana said there was no evidence connecting him to his wife's death.

An interim autopsy report, issued the week after Charmain's body was discovered by hotel workers, indicated that she died of acute poisoning and heroin overdose.

But Charmain's family has always been adamant she would never willingly take drugs. 

It is thought Charmain, from Arbroath, Angus, died sometime between March 18 and March 20 this year.

However, despite an autopsy being carried out in Ghana, the results of this were never released to the public.

It went missing from the morgue of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra for several weeks, which delayed the court case, before it was found.

Linda Speirs (right holding a picture of her daughter) is hopeful she may now learn the truth about her daughter's death, which authorities in Ghana have said was caused by drugs the family says she never took

Her mother Linda Speirs, who has never seen the full autopsy report from Ghana, hopes to finally learn more about the circumstances behind her daughter's death.  

She said: 'I'm very glad that her body is back in Britain. I even had my doubts that would happen.

'The results of this new autopsy won't be known for a while and I still have no idea when I'll be able to bury her.

'It's been a long, long wait for us to be able to bury Charmain but at least this delay is for a good purpose.'  

Adusah has refuse to speak publicly since the court case against him was abandoned. 

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By Nana Kwame 01/12/2015 08:10:00