Accused Pastor Set Free From British Wife’s Murder

Accused Pastor Set Free From British Wife’s Murder

The Attorney General, (AG), Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, has stated that that there is no evidence connecting the UK based Ghanaian pastor, Eric Isaiah Adusah, to the alleged murder of his British wife.

In an advice from her office dated October 26, 2015 on the docket, the AG stated that the pastor of the Global Light Revival Ministries could not be linked to the alleged murder of the late Ms. Charmaine Speirs, 41.

Detective Sergeant Divine K. Tormuh, who reading portions of the advice in the court presided over by Ms. Mavis Kwainoe, Detective Sergeant Devine K Tormuh was emphatic that the AG had ordered that Pastor Adusah be discharged.

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Meanwhile, lawyers for the pastor, led by Afia Acheampomaa Dua, had requested that the court rather acquit his client, a request the court rejected.  She had argued that the court ought to order the release of the corpse to the accused to enable him (accused) send it to the bereaved family in the UK since he had already been cleared of all the charges.

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The trial magistrate consequently ordered the release of the body to Pastor Adusah and accordingly discharged him.

Other lawyers who represented Pastor Adusah were Gaspar Lyle Nii Aponsah and Frieda Boateng, while the state was represented by Chief Insp. Robert Gyamfi, holding brief for Detective Inspector Isaac Agbemehia.

The pastor was being tried over the death of Ms. Speirs, which occurred between 18 and 20 March, 2015 at Mac Dic Royal Plaza Hotel in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.

Charged with murder contrary to Section 46 of Act 29 of 1960, the plea of the accused person was not taken by the court.

The AG at the earlier stages of the committal trial, had hinted that the state did not have enough evidence to try the man of God.

Eric Isaiah Adusah and Charmeine Speirs, his wife got married in September, 2014 in the UK and had a romantic relationship since then.

Ms. Speirs was found dead in the bathtub of the hotel in Koforidua where they both stayed when they visited Ghana.

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