Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Castro and Janet
Staff Sergeant Joe Bandu (retd.), father of Janet Bandu, the lady who supposedly drowned with rapper Castro in the Volta Lake at Ada, has called on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest Asamoah Gyan over the disappearance of his daughter and Castro.

“The whole thing now is, I don’t know what to do. I am therefore appealing to CDS, the IGP and all those in authority to help me to arrest Asamoah Gyan so that we can question him because he is the one who sent them there. I know that with this appeal they will take this up,” Mr Bandu stated on NEAT FM’s ‘Entertainment Ghana’ show on Tuesday.

According to him, Janet only followed her friend Alberta—who is suspected to be Asamoah Gyan’s girlfriend—to have fun at Ada when the incident happened. But as it stands, Alberta has deliberately avoided all opportunities to sit and narrate what exactly happened on that trip.

“As it stands, I don’t have peace at all. From what we gathered, it was Asamoah Gyan’s girlfriend, Alberta, and their team who took my daughter to Ada. Since then, Asamoah Gyan and his team have come home but my daughter Janet and Castro have still not come back. No one has been able to come to us to tell us that this is what happened at Ada,” he added.

The man, who sounded very furious, explained that his daughter is equally a citizen of the country; therefore all seriousness should be attached to her disappearance.

“When they are talking about the issue, they always mention Castro and leave out my daughter. Are they saying that my daughter is not a citizen of this nation? Nobody is questioning Asamoah Gyan and his aide, Sammy. Is it not painful?

“They should come out and tell us where Castro and my daughter are. I don’t want to take the law into my hands. There are laws in this country, so if somebody does something which is not good, the authorities are there to take action.”

Castro went missing on Sunday, July 6, 2014, while jet skiing with Janet Bandu on the Volta Lake at Ada, where he was holidaying with Black Stars’ captain, Asamoah Gyan, and some other friends. Reports say Castro—born Theophilus Tagoe—drowned while trying to save Janet Bandu from the lake.

But Mr Bandu says the Black Stars’ captain and his friend have not officially come to inform the family about what exactly happened on their trip, therefore raising suspicion that there may be more to his daughter’s disappearance than what is making rounds in the media.

A search party led by the Marine Unit of the Ghana Police Service, with assistance from the Ghana Navy and local folks, have since been searching tirelessly to find both Castro and Janet.


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