Inquest for woman who died in Ghana


An inquest is to be held in the UK for a British woman whose death in Ghana prompted a murder investigation.

Charmain Speirs, 41, whose married name was Charmain Adusah, was found lifeless in the bath of a hotel room in the city of Koforidua in Ghana in March 2015.

Her husband Eric Adusah, a Christian preacher who had also been staying at the Mac-Dic Royal Plaza Hotel, was charged with her murder but the Ghana court case collapsed last year due to a lack of evidence.

A post-mortem examination in Ghana concluded that Ms Speirs died of a heroin overdose but her family dispute this.

Her body was returned to the UK last year and the coroner's service in Essex, where she lived, has been investigating.

Ms Speirs has family in Scotland and spent several years in Swansea, where she worked for the NHS.

An inquest into her death is expected to be heard at Essex Coroner's Court in Chelmsford on Thursday.