Ghanaian rapper and singer, Castro born Theophilus Tagoe has officially been declared dead 7 years after he went missing.
You would recall that Castro and his friend, Janet Bandu went missing whilst vacationing at Ada with former Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan and some friends on July 6. Castro and Janet were reported to have drowned while taking a Jetski ride on the beach and despite the many attempts by divers and searches, Castro’s body was not found.
And as per the 1992 constitution of Ghana, a missing person can be legally declared dead by a court after seven years.
Evidence Acts of Ghana, 1975, Section 3 states that a person can only be declared legally dead after seven years by a court, where the person in question has not been seen or heard from in seven years despite diligent and persistent efforts to find him.
In an interview on Akoma FM, he said there is no evidence that his son is dead, therefore, the family sees no need to hold a funeral for him even if it is required by law to declare him dead after seven years.
“As I speak as the father, there is no evidence to prove that my son is dead for me to hold his funeral though the law says it can be done after seven years when the family has not found their lost member. However, that law does not bind us to hold his funeral,” Mr Tagoe said.