Father of disappeared hiplife artiste Theophilus Tagoe known in showbiz as Castro Under Fire is cautioning Ghanaians to desist from referring to his son as dead after many years of hopeless search for him.
Tuesday 6th July 2021, marked the end of the seven-year waiting period since Castro Under Fire was reported missing.
According to the report, he drowned with his companion, Miss Janet Badu, while on vacation in Ada with Asamoah Gyan and his brother.
The two were reported to have suffered a jet ski accident on the Ada Estuary. A manhunt for them begun immediately in which the lifeless body of Miss Janet Badu was found and buried but Castro Under Fire has since not been found.
Seven years on, the family still holds a strong conviction that their son is alive a will surely return to them.
In an exclusive interview Yoofi Eyeson on Takoradi base Spice 91.9 FM, Castro’s father, Mr. Eshun said though the constitution is explicit on missing persons and when they can be declared dead, their family is not ready to conform with that assertion because their search point to the fact that Castro is alive and will come home soon.
“We cannot challenge what the law says but we the family are not done with what we are doing regarding our son’s disappearance so we can not declare him dead and the law also does not forcefully bind us to do what section the public is a asking us to do.”
“Until we are satisfied with what we are focused on doing concerning Castro’s disappearance, we have not even consider having his funeral. That is the family’s stands”, he stressed.
The general public is however divided about whether to declare Castro dead or not.
Takoradi base highlife artiste and song writer Joseph Nkrumah Buabeng popularly called Nero X told wrreporters.com he sides with the family, because he equally believes Castro Under Fire is alive and will return home soon.
“I think we should still keep waiting because the family has not accepted that fact that he is dead. So we should keep faith with the family and wait for their time”.
“For me, it is 50/50; I believe anything can happen. We just have to keep our figures cross and pray for him”, he added.
But a signer and the drive time presenter at Amanfoo 101.5 FM in Apremdo a suburb of Takoradi Miss Shola Adams strongly disagrees with the family and pleads with the family to do the needful that will glorify Castro.
“I think if he is alive, he would have been back long time. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding events that led to his disappearance, the love for his Family, Mum and Dad should have cause him to come back home long time if he is alive. I believe he is gone so we should accept it in good faith and move on”.
Castro made his first appearance on the music scene in 2003 with his hit song, ‘Sradinam’. He also had features with 4X4, Asamoah Gyan and D Black.
It is on record to have encouraged, help and contributed physically and financially in bringing a lot of upcoming artiste in Sekondi-Takoradi to the lamp light.