Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has expressed anger at what he calls ‘the insensitive commercialisation of Castro’s disappearance’ and disclosed he is seeking legal advice on how to stop the practice.
It has been five weeks of controversy and unanswered questions since hip-life musician, Castro, was reported missing and feared to have drowned while skiing on the Volta Lake at Ada, in the company of a female friend, Jane Bandu.
A news release issued on behalf of Asamoah Gyan last Friday said: ‘Several books and pamphlets on the supposed death of Castro are being sold. This is insensitive because till date Castro remains missing and not dead…Some unscrupulous individuals have also waged several social media campaigns in the name of Asamoah Gyan to con people into contributing funds for the family of the hip- life star.’
The statement, signed by Asamoah Gyan’s manager and spokesman, Samuel Anim Addo, further stated: ‘These insensitive moves by the unknown individuals have incurred the wrath of the families of Asamoah Gyan and Castro. Moves are therefore being initiated to mitigate and stop these insensitive acts.
‘It is sickening to see all these publications being sold on the streets… They are highly insensitive and must be stopped immediately. We have reported the issue to our lawyers to take immediate action against these acts.
‘We have also written to the social networking sites where these corrupt campaigns to raise money are being waged to pull them down and report the individuals for prosecution.
‘We remain steadfast in our search for Castro, but in doing that we urge the public to refrain from any attempt to cash in on the situation.’
Castro was among the team of close friends and family that followed Asamoah Gyan to a merrymaking holiday at Ada when the incident occurred on July 6.
Interestingly, Castro’s family, wife and close friends have all said the musician is missing and would be found.
By Haifax Ansah-Addo (Twitter: @HalifaxAnsahAdd)
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