The Police Administration has downplayed calls to arrest Asamoah Gyan, the captain of the Black Stars, over the disappearance of hiplife artiste Theophilus Tagoe, aka ‘Castro the Destroyer’.
The police have come under constant attacks by the general public over their failure to arrest Asamoah Gyan, aka Baby Jet, as the ‘prime suspect’ months after the disappearance of Castro and his lady friend, Janet Bandu.
It will be recalled that the father of Janet Bandu, Staff Sergeant (rtd) Joe Bandu, recently petitioned the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest Asamoah Gyan, in respect of his (Joe Bandu’s) missing daughter and Castro.
Castro, together with Janet Bandu, went missing during a jet-ski ride at the Aqua Safari Beach Resort, Ada in the Greater Accra Region, on July 6, 2014.
This was after Castro and Baby Jet had gone to the resort for recreation.
Addressing a news conference in Accra yesterday, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Prosper K. Agblor, said the police could not arrest Asamoah Gyan for any offence.
He said, “I have told you that they are assisting us; we don’t just rush to arrest, arrest him for what offence?” DCOP Agblor added that the police would not hesitate to arrest Asamoah Gyan “if there is the need to.”
The CID boss stated that Baby Jet was “tremendously” assisting the police in their investigations.
DCOP Agblor said the police were still treating the two as missing.
“For now the police are treating them as missing until they are found either dead or alive in accordance with the Evidence Decree of 1975 (NRCD 323) Section 33,” he said.
He continued, “The missing persons cannot be said to be dead until they have not been heard of for seven years, despite diligent efforts.”
He said after the disappearance of Castro and Janet, two bodies of adult males had been discovered at the Sakumono and Anyanui beaches but none of them had been identified to be that of Castro.
He claimed that the search for the two was still ongoing, adding that the Ghana police were also in contact with neighbouring countries through INTERPOL in their investigations.
Dr. Ampaw’s Invitation
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the CID also disclosed that plans were underway to invite private legal practitioner, Dr. Maurice Ampaw, in connection with his recent comments on the matter.
The legal practitioner is quoted as having said that he would by the end of this month reveal the whole truth surrounding the whereabouts of Castro.
He is reported to have said that Asamoah Gyan must come out with the truth.
“You cannot hide the truth; the truth is only one and I promise by the end of this month, I will come out with more revelations,” Dr. Ampaw is quoted as saying.
Dr. Ampaw is reported to have said that upon his own investigation, he had found out that a necklace worn by Castro was later found in a dustbin hours before he and his lady friend got missing.