The story of the disappearance of hiplife musician Castro, born Theophilus Tagoe is getting weirder by the day, the latest being a claim by Akoo Nana that the musician is in captivity.
He believes some ritualists kidnapped Castro for ritual purposes but discovered that he is not an ordinary person and therefore do not know what to do now.
Rescue operations started Sunday, July 6, 2014 for Castro and his female companion, Janet Bandu, who went missing earlier while jet skiing in the waters of Ada.
Castro and Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan were at the Peace Holiday Resort, a beach resort in Ada, together with some friends, for recreation when the unfortunate incident occurred.
The Marine Division of the Ghana Police Service intensified search operations Monday but as at Friday, hopes of finding Castro and Janet alive, seemed to have been lost.
Some persons have alleged that the musician might have been taken away by a marine spirit but hiplife musician William Ankrah known on stage as Akoo Naa, says the musician is alive.
Speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Akoo Nana said he strongly believes that Castro has been kidnapped.
“I think Castro is not dead…I think he’s been kidnapped, not spiritually kidnaped but physically kidnapped, and the leader [has] realised it is him [and] they are scared to bring him out because they know if they bring him out they know they will be in trouble but I know Castro is going to come back to us,” the Kachina hit singer alleged.
He explained further that: “Castro was not supposed to be kidnapped. I think they were trying to kidnap some people for something. They kidnap people for rituals. I think they kidnapped them and later realised it was Castro by then they have him in their custody,” and the kidnappers are finding it difficult to release him.
According to him, people who are peddling rumours that he has been taken by a marine spirit are lying. Akoo Nana, who is a Chief at Kasoa (Sarikyin Waasa), disclosed that he was supposed to attend a funeral with Castro in Kumasi on that faithful Sunday but unfortunately they could not make it to the funeral. Subsequently, he was supposed to join Castro and the others but “because of my business I couldn’t make it to the location [Ada] with them.”
He attributed the disappearance to traditional reasons, speculating that when chiefs and fetish priests die, their people kidnap especially strangers who are sacrificed to accompany them.
“May be one of these chiefs died in the nearby village and they needed some heads to escort this chief and they kidnapped them but later realised that it is Castro and they can’t touch him,” he said.
“Castro is a Christian, he prays a lot. We go to church together,” Akoo Nana disclosed and added that “Castro is alive, the girl is alive and Castro will surely come back.”