Charmain’s family demand justice

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The parents of a pregnant Arbroath woman who died in Ghana have spoken of their frustration over their situation.

On March 20 Charmain Adusah, nee Speirs, was found dead in her hotel room in Koforidua by staff, her husband Eric Isaiah Adusah, an evangelical preacher was detained by local authorities.

At the time Charmain was three months pregnant.

Mr Adusah’s lawyer in Ghana had made claims in the African state’s press that Charmain had died from a drugs overdose as well as other allegations about her family.

All are being strenuously denied by Charmain’s parents, Linda and Peter Speirs.

They told the Arbroath Herald: “It’s total nonsense.

“The post mortem results are not out yet and it will be at least six weeks before the toxicology report is finished, it’s just complete nonsense. She was never into drugs, she was dead against it and would even help people with drug problems.”

The family are being helped by liaison officers and Police Scotland’s Victim Support Unit but there is a lack of official information coming from Ghana.

Mrs Speirs said: “We’ve not heard a great deal from Ghana, Mark Richie, the pastor from the Christian church in Swansea where Charmain was married, went to Ghana for a week to find out more. If it hadn’t been for him we wouldn’t know what we know. He found out a lot more than what the British police have been able to.

Mr Speirs added: “The police have been very good, don’t get me wrong.”

A campaign has been started to bring Charmain back to Arbroath which is being run by her friend Julie Gall. A fund-raising night of mediumship with James Cameron and friends will take place at the Newgate Bowling Club at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, tickets are £10. To book contact Julie Gall or James Cameron, or find ‘Evolution of Spirit’ on Facebook. More than £4,000 of the £6,000 target has been reached, to donate visit

Charmain’s parents said: “We can’t thank them enough for the donations they’ve handed in already from as far as Canada, and we don’t even know them. Also money from cousins in Australia and New Zealand. Charmain was a very liked person, she had the biggest smile when she was smiling. Everybody knew her for her kind heart, smile and generosity. This is really for my daughter to bring her back to Scotland, he wanted her to be brought back to England but she hated it there.

“This is about finding out what happened, and getting justice for Charmain, her son and her unborn child.”*