It was a major let down last Monday when throughout the weekend the
police had promised a big media conference to announce the latest
issue of the disappearance of Castro Destroyer and his lady friend
The media interaction was planned for Monday. When the time came, and
the media was gathered at the venue with the hope of getting juicy
angles to the two months old saga of the missing music icon, it ended
up with no twist to the tale whatsoever.
Saying it was a disappointing news conference would be stating the
obvious. What the police said at the conference was what has been
known by the public for over two months.
In essence, they said the police were still looking for the two people
and had not closed the case until they were found dead or alive or
until after seven years if they are still not found.
This was already known to the public. The media and by extension the
public were expectant of getting any new information about the
situation from the police only to be apprised with rehashed
information they already knew about.
Perhaps, as some have intimated, what might have precipitated this
planned interaction by the police has got to do with the assertions
made by a lawyer last week that he had information of the whereabouts
of Castro, and he would make it known at the end of September.
The lawyer, Maurice Ampaw’s assertions and subsequent stance that he
would only come out with his information at the end of the month was
condemned by many.
Some had said he should have volunteered whatever information to
police rather than in the manner he was doing it.
So the police met with the press and told them what they already know
and then in the evening when he was called again, the lawyer said he
would present whatever information he had to the police and won’t
reveal it at the end of September anymore.
Meanwhile, as this charade goes on, two families are grieving over the
fact that they have still not heard from or seen their relatives two
months after they went missing at Ada during a jet skiing session at
Hopefully, the police will increase their efforts in searching for the
two and hopefully whatever loaded gun of information Mr. Ampaw has
will be enough to aid the police to shoot down their inability to look
for and find the artiste and his friend.
Credit: Francis Doku