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Castro, Janet Bandu to be lawfully ‘announced dead’ in July

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Early next month, popular Ghanaian hiplife musician, Castro, and Miss Janet Bandu would be lawfully ‘declared dead’ after vanishing on a Jet Ski on the Ada River seven years ago.

Real name Theophilus Tagoe, Castro went missing with Miss Janet Bandu whiles on holidays with the Gyan brothers at the Ada Estuary.

The both of them were stated to have drowned as the Jet Ski they were on was recovered on the river after their disappearance.

Efforts to retrieve their bodies by some fetish priests and religious leaders have all showed futile.

Famous Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan, who has spoken severally about the unlucky incident can still not understand how such an incident happened.

Asamoah Gyan stated, “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,” he added up.

However, in line with the Laws of Ghana, a person can only be announced lawfully dead by a court after seven years of disappearance.

The Evidence Act of 1975, Section 33, states that a person can only be declared lawfully dead after seven years by a court, where the character in question has not been seen or heard from in seven years despite diligent and persistent efforts to find him.

As a result, both Castro and Miss Janet Bandu are expected to be declared dead after 7 July 2021.

Before his disappearance, Castro released ‘OdoPa’ a track that featured Asamoah Gyan and Kofi Kinaata.

Castro is well-known for songs like Sradenam, ‘Toffee’, ‘Comm Centre’ and ‘African Girls’.

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