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Castro Is Officially Dead

Musician Theophilus Tagoe is officially dead, per Ghana’s laws.

The singer who is popularly known in showbiz as Castro has been missing for the past seven years.

On July 6, 2014, the singer went jet skiing with a female friend, Janet Bandu. on the Ada estuary while on holiday with the famous footballing Gyan brothers, Asamoah and Baffour.

The two, Castro and Janet, never returned but their jet ski was later found with a life jacket hanging on it.

According to Ghana’s Evidence Act, 1975, Section 33, a person can only be declared legally dead after seven years by a court, where the person in question has not been seen or heard from in seven years despite diligent and persistent efforts to find him.

Meanwhile, the family of the musician is hopeful of his resurfacing ahead of a scheduled court declaration.

The father of the musician insists his son is not dead.

“We are law-abiding people, so the family will not resist the state institution from pronouncing him dead in July as demanded but will they force us to have his funeral, or will they kill him when he appears after the pronouncement?” Castro’s father told Takoradi-based Power FM in June.

Background

While on holiday with General Captain of the Ghana Black Stars Asamoah Gyan, Castro and Janet opted for a jet ski cruise near the Ada estuary.

They never returned, but their jet ski was later found with a life jacket hanging on it.

In a statement dated July 8, 2014, Asamoah Gyan and his brother Baffour Gyan said efforts were underway to find the two.

Their Spokesman and Business Development Manager, Sammy Anim Addo,  confirmed that Castro and Janet were indeed missing.

Expressing hope that the duo will found alive, the brothers said, “Our prayers and support lie firmly with Castro and Miss Janet Bandu and their families. We pray for strength and fortitude for all engaged in the search”.

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