Two days after frantic efforts made by a team of rescuers to bring hip-life musician Theophilous Tagoe, known in the showbiz industry as Castro, back to earth - dead or alive - had proved futile, a self-proclaimed spiritualist, Mallam Djeta, from Nsawam in the Eastern Region, has claimed the musician is not dead.
According to him, the hip-life artiste had been carried away by a marine spirit into the estuary of the Volta River at Azizanya, Ada, in the Greater Accra Region.
Mallam Djeta asserted that the marine spirit, popularly known as 'Maame Water,' had fallen in love with Castro and wanted him to father her three children 'because the spirit enjoys Castro's songs and loves him.'
He asked Ghanaians to stop grieving, as 'Castro is not dead yet and that the more we grieve, the more likely he will not return from his stopover at the marine lands.'
He made these assertions in an interview with DAILY GUIDE at Ada-Foah when he travelled from his base at Nsawam to Ada-Foah upon hearing the news about the missing musician.
He said Castro might return in three years' time - 'after having children with the marine spirit and entertaining the spirit with his music.'
The spiritualist cautioned that some people might incur the wrath of the marine spirit when they continue grieving, specially his relatives in Takoradi.
According to him, for Castro to return anytime soon, the spirit must be consulted and given what specifically she wants, listing two bottles of Schnapps, white goat, white and red calico, among other things.
He took a small mirror out of his pocket and started making more revelations to the effect that the spirit had wanted to take Castro and Asamoah Gyan, but because Gyan's spirit was strong it was unable to include him. However, he warned that he (Gyan) must be prayerful.
He said Castro was close to a platoon which had been abandoned near the bank of a river in sand, wearing black dress. Mallam Djeta posited that the musician would be relocated to a different place if the marine spirit was not consulted and given what she was demanding immediately.
Castro and his purported girlfriend, Janet Bandu, were allegedly jet skiing on the Volta Lake on Sunday when Bandu was reported to have fallen into the water. In an attempt to save her, Castro also got drowned.
From Vincent Kubi, Ada-Foah