"I saw Castro and Janet's dead bodies but a river god stopped me" - diver confesses

In an exclusive interview with Kofi TV, Mr Lamptey said Asamoah Gyan, Captain of the Black Stars reached out to him for assistance in finding Castro, two days after the incident occurred in 2014.

Castro performing on stage

Samuel Odartey Lamptey, a seasoned diver has disclosed that Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro, is truly dead and so all his loved ones hoping for his return should not keep their hope alive.

In an exclusive interview with Kofi TV, Mr Lamptey said Asamoah Gyan, Captain of the Black Stars reached out to him for assistance in finding Castro, two days after the incident occurred in 2014.

After four days of intense searching in the river for the bodies, he apparently found them deep down the Volta River estuary in Ada.

"I was called two days after the incident and I agreed to go and help them. It was in the evening but I decided to go and search for them right away. They rented a canoe for me and I set off. I found them under the water after about four days," he said.

However said he was not able to access their bodies because he was stopped by a big snake which happened to be a god at that particular location.

"I saw their bodies but when I tried to touch them, a big snake appeared and warned me not to try it, I went back and asked what I could do and I was told there was the need for some rituals to be performed,” he explained.

"The only way the spirit would allow me to bring Castro’s body back, was to perform some customary rites for both of them, when I told Asamoah Gyan about it, he said his concern was Castro and that he does not know the lady, so I had to stop at a point,” Mr. Lamptey added.

Rescue efforts for Castro and his lady companion, Janet Bandu began on Sunday, July 6, 2014, with many Ghanaians entertaining the idea that the artiste and his female counterpart are alive and well.

After the disappearance of Castro, there were reports of a sighting in Togo and other auspicious theories surfaced regarding his disappearance.

The new theory propounded by Mr Lamptey stated that Castro died because he defied earlier cautions given him by the river gods.

He said, “because of their singing they go there every time. The spirit warned them, but they did not listen and so it almost killed them all but God saved them.”

“They came across as disobedient. Where you have been warned not to go because you might be killed, you go behind their back and went ahead to hire a speedboat and took Janet along,” he iterated.

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