London evangelist suspected of murder
Eric Isaiah Adusah, 28, leader of Global Light Revival Ministries Church – based in Tottenham but with branches in Edinburgh and Manchester – has been arrested in Ghana following the discovery of his pregnant wife’s body in the bathtub of a hotel.
He and his wife Charmain, pictured above, had visited Ghana for a Christian conference led by Bishop John Yaw Adu.
Charmain Adusah was three months pregnant when she died and had an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship. Her body was found on March 20.
The church issued a statement on April 3 saying:
Global Light Revival Church regret to announce the passing away of our First Lady Mrs Charmaine Isaiah Adusah. The Church express our deepest sympathy to our Rev Eric Isaiah Adusah and the Speirs family and stand with them in prayer at this time.
This was followed by a statement this week saying:
The church wish to appeal to all to remain patient pending investigations into the TRUE cause of death of our Charmain Isaiah Adusah. In the meantime our thoughts and prayers remain with Rev Eric Isaiah and the Speirs family.
According to this report, Adusah – a self-proclaimed prophet and evangelical preacher – hurriedly left the hotel on the day his wife is believed to have died.
He flew back to London but later returned to Ghana after his wife’s body was found by concerned hotel staff.
Adusah is being held on suspicion of murder.
Meanwhile, it is reported here that Julie Gall, a friend of the dead woman has launched an appeal for funds to bring her body home. Gall, who still lives in Arbroath, said:
I am raising funds on behalf of the family of my dear friend Charmain Speirs whose life was cruelly taken while visiting Ghana. She was three months pregnant.
We need to raise a fair bit of money to be able to support her family in bringing her body back to Scotland and lay her to rest at home.
Any money left over will go to the family to help towards her funeral cost. If there is any money remaining after this it will be put into a trust for her son.