Search for Castro still futile as police yacht returns empty

Hope is fast fading as Marine police leading the search for hiplife musician Castro and a female friend who went missing Sunday on the Ada Lake turned up empty Monday afternoon.

There were earlier reports that some villagers discovered a body somewhere near Keta which many suspected to be Castro known in real life as Theophilus Tagoe, prompting the search party to divert attention to the place.

But Joy News’ Benjamin Tetteh reports that after several hours on the lake, the yacht of the Marine Police berthed, empty.

Castro and some of his fans were at Peace Holiday Resort, a beach resort in Ada on Friday for recreation. Castro and a female friend whose name has been given as Janet Bandu went missing during a Jet Ski ride.

The search party has been concentrating its attention on the estuary, off the coast where a white man claimed he saw the two before they went missing.

The marine police returned to the resort without the bodies
The marine police returned to the resort without the bodies

Castro and Janet few moments before their disappearance

The DCE for Ada East, John Ahortu told Joy News two parties – one on the lake and the other in the sea – are searching for the two.

He said a team has been dispatched to the resort to inspect all their life jackets, as the assembly insists all persons who ride on the lake wear life jacket.

Meanwhile, Robert Mensah, who said he was with Castro at the resort before he went missing, told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show that he has been overwhelmed by the level of dedication shown by the police.

According to him, the Marine police have been at the Peace Holiday Resort since last night and are working frantically to find the two.

Credit: MyJoyOnline

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