6 July 2020 – Exactly 6 years ago today, Ghanaian hiplife singer and songwriter, Theophilus Tagoe widely known as Castro got missing with Miss Janet Bandu at the Ada Estuary during an holiday.
Castro and Miss Janet Bandu were reported to have drowned following a jet ski accident at the Ada Estuary on 6 July 2014, while on holiday with the Gyan brothers.
A thorough search by the Police for their bodies proved futile, though the jet ski involved in the accident was recovered on the same day of the disaster. The pair remain missing till date.
Recounting events surrounding Castro’s disappearance, Gyan said: “That was the first time they went to Aqua Safari and that in the previous years, they went to Akosombo.
That particular year, the yacht at Akosombo was broken down so they decided to go to Ada.
“A day before we went to Ada, he [Castro] came to my house and said he was on his way to Kumasi and would not join us.
But whilst we were on our way to Ada, on the Accra-Tema motorway, we received a phone call that “Under” [Castro] wants us to wait for him. We parked at a fuel station where a crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of me. I later got the inclination it was destined to happen because he was initially not part of the trip. When we got to Ada, everything went fine. We were to spend three days, but ended up using the Jet Ski on the second day”
By the Laws of Ghana, Castro and Miss Janet Bandu can only be declared legally dead by a court after seven years.
According to The Evidence Act of 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.
A number of colleague musicians are still hopeful Castro will return but when and how remains the mystery puzzle.