Post-mortem reports have revealed that the British woman allegedly murdered by her Ghanaian husband in Koforidua died from an overdose of heroin.
The court, presided over by Marian Afful, has however turned down a request for bail application from the lawyers of the accused, Prophet Isaiah Adubrefoh.
According to the court, it is beyond the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Court to grant bail in a homicide charge, insisting that the lawyers would have to apply for bail at the Human Rights Court.
The body of the deceased, Charmaine Adubrefoh, was found on March 20, three days after her Ghanaian husband, Prophet Isaiah Adubrefoh, had checked out of the Royal Mac Dic Plaza, where they were lodging.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Koforidua, the Deputy Eastern Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr James Abass Abaah, said the lady and her husband checked into the hotel on March 16 and were scheduled to check out on March 21.
He said the husband, however, checked out en-route to Europe the next day, with specific instructions that the wife did not want to be disturbed and would, therefore, call the reception if she needed anything.
According to Mr Abaah, between March 18 and 20, the lady neither called the reception nor came out of her room.
However, when the checkout time was due, the hotel workers found the door to her room locked and decided to force it open only to find the woman dead.