Ghanaian hiplife musician, Castro Under Fire, who has been missing for seven years, has been officially declared late.
Ghanaian Artist, Castro And His Girlfriend Officially Declared Dead After Seven Years Of Missing
6th of July 2021 marks seven years since Ghanaian hiplife musician, Castro and video vixen Janet Bandu went missing while vacationing in Ada with former Black Stars player Asamoah Gyan and a few friends.
The two were reported to have drowned while riding a jet ski to the estuary from the Ada Beach Resort. Numerous searches and investigations have been conducted in an attempt to locate their bodies but to no avail.
And, according to Ghana’s 1992 constitution, a missing person can be legally declared dead by a court after seven years.
According to Section 3 of the Evidence Acts of Ghana, 1975, a person can only be declared legally dead after seven years by a court if he has not been seen or heard from in seven years despite diligent and persistent efforts to find him.
This means that both victims will be declared dead after today, and their families will be able to hold funerals for them.
Despite the fact that Castro’s family is aware of this, his parents remain optimistic about their son’s return.
Last year, Castro’s father, Cofie Tagoe, stated that if his son is not found this year, there will be no funeral.
In an interview with Akoma FM, he stated that there is no evidence that his son is dead, so the family sees no need to hold a funeral for him, even though the law requires that he be declared dead after seven years.
“As I speak as the father, there is no evidence to prove that my son is dead for me to hold his funeral though the law says it can be done after seven years when the family has not found their lost member. However, that law does not bind us to hold his funeral,” Mr Tagoe said.
Prior to his disappearance, Theophilus Tagoe, also known in showbiz as Castro De Destroyer, released hit songs such as “African Girls,” “Adonai,” “Toffee,” “Odo Pa,” “Boneshaker,” and “Back and Front,” among others, and collaborated with rapper Sarkodie on his award-winning song “Adonai.”