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We did our own investigations – Castro’s father on why family is yet to accept he’s dead

The family of Hiplife artiste, Castro say they conducted their own investigations into the disappearance of the musician.

According to his father, Mr Eshun, he lodged a formal complaint with the police and collaborated with the state security when the incident happened.

However, speaking on Showbiz A-Z, on Saturday, he said that despite the police’s assurance that the family will be kept in the loop if any new evidence pops up, they could not sit down and leave the police to handle the case alone.

Mr Eshun told George Quaye that “we didn’t leave everything in hands of the police. While they were doing their investigation, we as a family were also doing ours. We are yet, I am saying this because of the numerous speculations and rumours out there, to as a family come out with anything.”

Father of the ‘Toffee’ hitmaker declined to discuss the details of their investigation stating that the family wants to keep that information to themselves but added that they are yet to see concrete evidence that shows that Castro is dead.

In view of this, the family has decided not to hold a funeral for the ‘Odo Pa’ hitmaker, Mr Eshun said.

“We are also pursuing. If tomorrow, as a family, we have enough evidence from our investigation and lead us to take a decision that ‘all is over’ then why not,” he added.

Mr Eshun said the family is only looking for closure, adding that, if truly Castro is found dead, they will quickly hold his funeral. This, he stated, will help members of the family move on with their lives, but if Castro is found alive, they will celebrate.

Nearly seven years ago, on July 6, 2014, Castro disappeared with Miss Janet Bandu at the Ada Estuary while on holiday with the Gyan brothers and friends.

Castro and Miss Janet Bandu were reported to have drowned following a jet ski accident at the Estuary.

While the jet ski involved in the accident was recovered the same day of their disappearance, their bodies were not, despite a search by the police. The pair remain missing to date.

According to the Evidence Act, 1975 (N.R.C.D. 323) when a person has not been heard from in seven years despite efforts to search for that person, he or she will be presumed dead.

Section 33 of the Act titled, ‘Death after seven years absence’, reads, “where a person has not been heard of for seven years despite diligent effort whether or not within that period, to find that person, that person is presumed to be dead. There is no presumption as to the particular time when that person died.”

Meanwhile, Mr Eshun pleaded with the fans, public and the media to let the family grieve in peace and at their own pace.

“We are going through a very difficult time. You should allow the family to come out also [on their own time], the pre judgment and the pre statement and whatever is too much,” he added.


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