Do our celebrities know Castro’s whereabouts?

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July 6th was a tragic day for our dear brother, Theophilus Tagoe, 32,

also known as "Castro", who drowned at Ada alongside Janet Bandu, 24.

Castro's disappearance was a shock to the people of Ghana and the

world at large. Ghanaians prayed fervently for Castro's safe return

but after several days of searching by the Ghana Marine Police, hopes

were dashed. The mystery of Castro's disappearance has resulted in

numerous theories. Akoo Nana, Okyeame Kwame, prophets and fetish

priests are some of the characters spinning these theories. On July

10, 2014, a self- acclaimed prophet claimed Castro's disappearance was

a confirmation of his prophesies from two years ago. In his Sowutuom

church, the prophet claimed he told Castro to avoid contact with

bodies of water. Allegedly, the prophet laid his hands on his head and

prayed for Castro. Recently, Okyeame Kwame predicted Castro could be

found in Togo. A Ghanaian man who lives in Togo called an FM station

in Ghana, claiming to have seen Castro by the shores of the beach in

Togo. He added, "I was too scared to get closer to him because I'd

heard he was dead and could be a ghost. I asked people around if they

knew him but nobody seems not to." After the predictions made by

Okyeame Kwame, Akoo Nana also gave his version. The story of the

disappearance of hip life 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. The question is "is

it that they know his whereabouts and want to keep it from us?" What

is it that some people know and we don't know? He also 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. Despite, the theories surrounding his

disappearance, one fact remains, Castro was a talented artist who will

be missed by the Ghanaian people. There are things that we don't want

to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to

learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. While we

are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him

behind the veil. Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult

transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent

rest stop.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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