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Popular Ghanaian lawyer Ampaw wants Asamoah Gyan arrested over 'missing' Castro

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Famous Ghanaian lawyer Maurice Ampaw wants the immediate arrest of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan over the ‘missing’ of his musician friend Castro.

Popular hiplife musician Theophilus Tagoe and his female friend Janet Bandu have not been found since they went on jet skiing on the estuary of the Volta Lake 11 days ago.

The Black Stars skipper was in the company of his friends for holidays at the Ada Resort when the accident occurred and despite several rescue efforts the two have not been found either dead or alive.

Lawyer Ampaw wants the Al Ain ace arrested for the supposed role in played in the whole episode.

‘If Ghana were a serious nation, we wouldn’t have allowed Marine Police to go and have fun on the sea, with the intention of searching for Castro’s body. Then Asamoah Gyan also picked a boat saying he was going to search for Castro, these will not happen in a serious country,’ he fumed on Kumasi-based metro fm.

 ‘For Christ sake, Castro is a celebrity, a star, anybody who was involved should be arrested to enable the person write his statement.

‘We are in a country people do not know their right and that is why they are walking freely. I am therefore calling for the arrest of Asamoah Gyan and anybody, who went with Castro to Ada.

“They should arrested them and be given police enquiry bail, for investigation to be carried out.’

Gyan has delayed his pre-season with his United Arab Emirates side until his friend is found.

He has demonstrated his commitment to see the two either dead or alive by offering financial support to the rescue team.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Coconuthead says:

    This idiot lawyer just wants attention. He should be ignored.

  2. andrew says:

    Arrest them for what….talking about serious country are u stupid or u just don’t know ur neck from ur head this guy should have his license revoke right away for not making no sense at all. Castro rented the ski boat on his own…what’s that got to do with anybody …it’s not like Asamoah Gyan forced him to ride it…ur stupid moron think before u speak dump self proclaimed lawyer.

  3. Simony says:

    This lawyer speaks as if he isn’t a lawyer at all. For Christ sake, Castro is not 16 years.

  4. selfmade says:

    And how this lawyer know thats, the police has not already taken statements from them? This is a colonial mentality or gold coast mentality whereby every single suspect should be arrestee by the police with handcuffs to show that the police is doing their jobs!

    As a lawyer, he should know better than this! They have have to find the bodies first before the police can carry their investigation after all what ll be the police evidence against gyan and co if there is no evidence to be use against them!

    In any competent court of law, every case should be provide beyond reasoanlbe doubt before the judge can established his judgment and this lawyer ought to have known better!

    We have to wait and not take any haste decisions that ll backfire in our faces because after all we don’t know whether they are alive or dead!

    Gyan is a human being like this lawyer and he needs our encouragement and not this PATAPA and MANSOTWEN behaviour from this bailing lawyer!

  5. SWEETKENTE says:

    It is his stupidity that should be arrested,honestly it’s a crime to be so stupid and his calls himself a laywer??

  6. Spazio gh says:

    awww dix lawyer x really insane.arrest baby jet 4 wat?

  7. Mumbi says:

    Arrest the basterd. Can’t he get satisfied with oil deals money from Saddam Hussen’s family? Arrest the idiot.

  8. Mumbi says:

    Arrest the basterd. Can’t he get satisfied with oil deals money from Saddam Hussen’s family? Arrest the idiot 2gather with Selfmade the Brazil asylum seeker.

    • John Bone says:

      @Mumbi and Ansong hope you both got my message.You are both at it again? Still using vulgar expressions on here??? When are you going to stop?I sent this message to both of you yesterday hope you read it???

      @Ansong as you can see below is a reply i sent to a post by Mumbi (Zambian) who sounded very racial in his comments and goes as well to you as i am a Ghanaian will hate to see ethnocentric comments on here. Such comments will not help the situation but rather worsen it. Please keep it to football or within context… Good job @Rasheed for being the devil’s advocate. Its about time we wise up as a continent…

      The reply read as follows…
      @Mumbi Reading from your comments i think you are not well informed about colonialism, racism and slavery. I guess you dont know slavery is still ongoing in africa as a whole first and you, me and every single african is affected directly or indirectly.. first and foremost i will advise you to go get yourself educated about it before you come back on this platform to comment about Ghanaians becoming Zambians slaves. I guess your own Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba can enlighten you about the implications e.g here http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/14/external-forces-responsible-africas-instability-wynter-kabimba/ …… I just felt this an opportunity to get something off my chest..its a pity some people like you still live in the dark ages. and this goes to the rest please try to avoid racial and tribal sentiments when you are commenting

  9. Lwyer indeed says:

    Shut up your big mouth U talk like class one pupil.Arrest Gyan for what crime?.Am very surprise we still hv these kind of people around calling themselves lawyers.Go and arrest him yourself FOOL.

  10. Ansong says:

    GHANA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WHO WENT TO THE WORLD CUP WITH KUMASI COACH WHO DOESN’T HAVE UEFA LICENSE, 2, NO HEAD COACH EXPERIENCE 3, NEVER PLAYED PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL ABROAD 4, TACTICALLY BLIND.HOW CAN WE WIN ANY CUP WITH THIS GUY ? WE MUST GET RID OF HIM TO SAVE THE BLACK STARS. wise up

  11. John Bone says:

    @Mumbi and Ansong hope you both got my message.You are both at it again? Still using vulgar expressions on here??? When are you going to stop?I sent this message to both of you yesterday hope you read it???

    @Ansong as you can see below is a reply i sent to a post by Mumbi (Zambian) who sounded very racial in his comments and goes as well to you as i am a Ghanaian will hate to see ethnocentric comments on here. Such comments will not help the situation but rather worsen it. Please keep it to football or within context… Good job @Rasheed for being the devil’s advocate. Its about time we wise up as a continent…

    The reply read as follows…
    @Mumbi Reading from your comments i think you are not well informed about colonialism, racism and slavery. I guess you dont know slavery is still ongoing in africa as a whole first and you, me and every single african is affected directly or indirectly.. first and foremost i will advise you to go get yourself educated about it before you come back on this platform to comment about Ghanaians becoming Zambians slaves. I guess your own Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba can enlighten you about the implications e.g here http://www.lusakatimes.com/2014/07/14/external-forces-responsible-africas-instability-wynter-kabimba/ …… I just felt this an opportunity to get something off my chest..its a pity some people like you still live in the dark ages. and this goes to the rest please try to avoid racial and tribal sentiments when you are commenting

  12. shine says:

    Nobody should blame anybody here. Although i am not Asamoah Gyan fan or Castro,but God has already written this Castro unfortunate missing.Anybody who is asking for Asamoah Gyan arresting is not a human being but more than a sheep.Many World greatest people died and gone and everyone is gonna die I dont see people keep on blaming others meanwhile your parents past away in front of you and you did nothing. God gave and takes thats all.That lawyer can say whatever he likes cause his brain doesn’t sound as a mature person to be a lawyer.If it was Gyan went skiin inside the lake with Castro and later Gyan appeared without Castro that one police can take Gyan to explain what has happened but here is the case Castro went into the water with his girl friend and Gyan said I cant go,who fault is it? Castro and Gyan been together for a while ago not today and not yesterday,their like a brothers.That Lawyer is not a lawyer but a pig,he should go and arrest Gyan and see how law will deal with him. Castro is missing lets us pray for him and not blaming anybody.Ghanaians are sometimes sounds as if God cant do that.God can do more than that disbelievers,as anybody ever heard mammy water married to someone and took the person in the water? and person comes back alive? my prayers are that Castro wasn’t fall in the water but a plan thing to hide somewhere if not then hope should not be more. Lets pray that he runs a away with his girlfriend but if he fall in the lake no no no bad news for his family even if he return from that sea will anybody go near him? lets hope they did a plan things to make money.

  13. awass says:

    Arrest who………????dont even dare

  14. Azumah awudu says:

    wat is all this that we are saying. to oue self. it dot make.om my problem. the choch why so.I don’t believe. hem since

  15. PITO says:

    Castro is NOT DEAD! I repeat
    CASTRO DID NOT DROWN. CASTRO IS NOT DEAD!!! I can give 10 reasons! I know WHAT I am saying.

    1) Castro got missing on Ada lake on July 5. If he had drowned his body will surface on the lake on July 9!

    2) Castro has so much body fat and is stocky. He will definitely float in mid water the same day had he drowned!

    3) Castro was wearing a life vest. Only sharks and piranhas can puncture an air-filled life vest. There are no sharks in Ada lake. CASTRO cannot possibly drown in a life vest even if Jane Bandu had in a state of panic pulled him down.

    4) If a shark had attacked Castro and his life vest we will have seen blood on the surface of the water on July 5. Sharks are shredders when eating and spill lots of blood at once.

    5)If Castro had fallen off the jet ski. THE JET SKI engine WILL HAVE STILL BEEN IN OPERATION WHEN IT WAS FOUND. Not just sitting on the lake!

    This is a Clear case of KIDNAP!!! PITO this is my point of view.

  16. Azumah awudu says:

    I want. to asks. my brothers ghanaies wen our prasdent. die were. no daughters. at that day.please. let us put prayers to hem don’t. anybody.why don’t. arrested. any daughters. please stop. saying. this.

  17. Les says:

    Am so disappointed in you guys saying the lawyer is seeking for attention !! In the law it says who ever that was or is in the crime scene should be arrested! If it was your family me member or friend in this situation you would want all the people there arresest so stop posting rubbish KMT!

  18. PITO says:

    I said I have 10 REASONS!

    6) If both Castro and Jane Bandu drowned and Castro is not surfacing after 3 days then what about Jane Bandu? It means she too cannot surface? Both bodies cannot be missing under water.

    I will keep the other 4 reasons for anyone who challenges.

  19. Deladem says:

    Ignorance is really a disease.
    Most comments here portray the glaring case of lack of knowledge vis-a-vis the LAW.
    Ghanaians spend a lot of time on meaningless Telenovelas and soaps instead of watching educative series like Suits and Boston Legal to widen their knowledge in law, a bit.

    Truth hurts…..
    This lawyer is right.

  20. quophy says:

    That is nonsense from a suppose ‘season’ lawyer. Don’t they know that where they took the jet ski people were there and that Gyan was not on the bike when Castro and fiancee went on that never-to-return expedition? For christ’s sake that place is a well organized one and they shd check records to see whether Gyan was with the two and returned to break the news.

  21. quophy says:

    That is nonsense from a suppose ‘seasoned’ lawyer. Don’t they know that where they took the jet ski people were there and that Gyan was not on the bike when Castro and fiancee went on that never-to-return expedition? For christ’s sake that place is a well organized one and they shd check records to see whether Gyan was with the two and returned to break the news.

  22. saaaa says:

    dat lawyer is just anytin is asamoah gyan his rival or what? or he was praying some tin tragic to hapen to him or he thougt is gyan lkeness? he is just a big fool infact he is good for nothing lawyer he shd go to hell with his rubbish fool idoit. gyan populatity go past urs moron

  23. saaaa says:

    infact if i get dat foolish lawyer i will break his neck for him. from the biggining he never speak sence he is just like dat. always deposite , when pple are mourning he is talking of arrest, go arrest him noww…… fooooool

  24. saaaa says:

    is it gyan who pushed castro inside de water? foolish lawyer!

  25. IDEY 4U says:

    luk at this mugu caling himself a lawyer. On wat evidence do u want gyan arrested or u hav stupidly forgotten that castro is no more a kid. Is either u want attention or u want his family to dash u some money . Note: if castro is actualy dead then all die be die

  26. bellz ashanti says:

    Pito you are making alot of sense I never looked at things like that. I mean it’s true if he fell of the key ski it would still b working and not just floating in the water hmmmmmmmm

  27. John Bone says:

    Looks like its about time the CSI team needs to step in…

  28. selfmade says:

    Someone is referring to us as ignorant but his own posts leaves much to be desired and he is rather an ignitant! He is talking about Hollywood movies when we are talking about realities! Lol

    This is not a murder case whereby gyan and Castro were only alone! They were in a company and according to reports, gyan wasn’t based in that particular resort that the incidence took place, so how can we arrest him!

    Gyan is ALIBI to the case because he wasn’t with Castro when the incidence happened! All that the police has to do for now, is to take reports or statement from gyan and co and to cooperate with the police for further investigations!

    And now comes the questions,how did this lawyer knew that, the police hasn’t taken their reports or statements from gyan and co? Why should they be arrested when we are not 100% sure that the victims are dead or missing?

    If gyan is arrested and taken to court, what charges are we going to prefer against him and where is the evidence nice that he has committed a crime?

    U see in this world, I know that, there are experts in every field but all field knowledge depends on one basic rule, which is COMMON SENSE AND LOGIC!

    I don’t have to be a famous lawyer to think logically! This famous lawyer logic is FLAWED and he is just talking for talking sake because he knew deep that he is wrong!

    The only thing, the police can do for now, is to take their statements and wait for further investigation and all depends on finding the bodies otherwise this case ll be treated as a MYSTERY!

  29. FIELDMARSHAL says:

    @PITO i salute u for ur vast knowledge. u have proven dat u are learned. But some times life is like the ‘Game Of Thrones’ in which the unthinkable do happen. @Deladem thumb up but i think ur choice of words might unnerve sam pipl

  30. Coach says:

    Guys, please don’t blame this lawyer.
    There are many educated illiterate s and fools who call themselves technocrats, no wonder Ghana is still where it is today. If you have educated ignorant parading himself as lawyer what do you expect to happen?
    Gyan was not at the place where Castro hired the Jet ski so how could he have been arrested? Even if he was there, what role did Gyan play in his missing , what about those who rented the jet ski to Castro? My God, this lawyer is damn illiterate, for Christ’s sake, Gyan did not go to sea (skying) with them, therefore he could be arrested for being at the crime scene as he want us to believe.
    You don’t have to be a lawyer to know common sense, common sense is common to everyone but this illiterate lawyer lack common sense and knowledge.

  31. Boro says:

    What does our constitution say in matters like this? People should back their points with what the law says and not allow their emotions to take the better part of them in judging issues of the law. I have listened to this man on several occassions and at first hand you might tend to basterdised some of his concerns but he is always vendicated whenever whatever he brings out is tested with the law. So people should be careful in condenming him if they have not checked what the law says in this matter. The law in itself has not been perfect though, that is why we have constitutional review but one cannot substitute common sense with the law. The law might appear not sensible even to the laymen like us but when it comes to the law, it always wins and that is what the law says, period. People are arrested for information but we are reacting as if his call for arrest means prosecuting him or sending him to jail which may depend on how much the suspect is involved in the alleged crime?

  32. Boro says:

    If Castro was there by Gyan’s invitation isn’t that enough to arrest Gyan for questioning?

  33. Coach says:

    I meant to say that Gyan could not have been arrested for being at the crime scene

  34. Raspatoa Las Vegas, he is deep in the ocean says:

    Castro might have been drown but the whole thing is where a river meet an ocean the river still finds its way to travel in a long distance because of the high current of the river. the police should trace to where the current of the river ends and start searching for Castro.So Castro might have been carried away deep into the ocean, and it is possible Ghanaians cannot find Castro anymore in the ocean or it will take a longer period of time before Castro will be washed ashore. i guess we might not find him even in Ghana but our neighboring countries. i wont be surprise to only find his pieces of bones.

  35. Raspatoa Las Vegas,WAS CASTRO CHEATING ON HIS WIFE says:

    please I want to know if Castro is already a married man but went to the resort with the Janet Bandu lady behind his wife or that’s his fiancée? which is which

  36. Coach says:

    @Boro, before you can be arrested for questioning in a crime like this, you must have been at the crime scene . But in this case, Gyan did not go to sea with them otherwise he would have notice their drowning or their disappearance . Again, Gyan was not at the place they hired the jet ski so if anybody must arrested it should not be Gyan but those who rented the jet ski out . This is where your lawyer got it wrong, he should have called for the arrest of the operators instead of Gyan who was told of his friend’s fate later. This lawyer has never made sense with his legal interpretation, I honestly think he has lost his bearings regarding his profession.

  37. EA1us says:

    According to this article, this so-called lawyer [ a hillbilly ] sounds SILLY or doesn’t understand the word ARREST. The investigation department could take Gyan in for questioning just like anybody else who was around the scene, but you can’t arrest him until a strong prove of evidence concludes he conspired to the death or this tragedy. We can’t even call this a murder case, ‘cos a body is not found! They have to recover some remain of his body or vast amount of blood, which has been proven to belongs to Castro through a DNA testing. Arrest Gyan? For what exactly?

  38. selfmade says:

    EA1… Thats spot on bro! I was thinking the same! This lawyer wants gyan to be charged with Castro’s death! His ‘ ARREST’ Herr means he wants gyan to be CHARGED WITH MUREDER which is shocking to say the least coming from a so called famous Ghana lawyer!

    I don’t know why this lawyer came out with this naive and silly statement in the first place!

    I don’t really understand his statement? Does he want gyan and co to be cage in some cells till we find the body or what? Again as a lawyer, doesn’t he knows that,suspects have right to bails? How

    Even if gyan is arrested by the police, doesn’t he has the right to bail? So what was the meaning of his statement?

    For all we know, gyan and co has been arrested by the police already, their statements taken and has been bailout!

    Statements like this from a lawyer shows how morally corrupted this country is!

    Arresting and charging are two diff things, so what does he mean by his statement?

  39. Kojo says:

    You guys are really funny on this platform. Those who are insulting the Lawyer are either ignorant or just talking out of emotions. In fact, all those who were with Castro that day would have been treated as “persons of interest” in any civilized country. How do you just pick a Boat and follow the police and say you are also looking for Castro? This can NEVER happen in any serious country. You guys should get serious

  40. Deladem says:

    Ignorance screams on this page.

    Truth hurts but stands…!!!

  41. PITO says:

    Look!I can’t believe the police are still looking in the water for Castro and Jane after close to two weeks instead of going to the surrounding villages and towns and questioning every single Villager as to what they have seen, heard and KNOW!! If they don’t stop perambulating

  42. PITO says:

    Look!I can’t believe the police are still looking in the water for Castro and Jane after close to two weeks!!! instead of ravaging the surrounding villages and towns and speaking to every single Villager as to what they have seen, heard and KNOW!! If they don’t stop perambulating and joking on the lake, the KIDNAPPERS WILL KILL CASTRO AND JANET and it will be TOO LATE TO SAVE THEM! DUMB GHANA POLICE.

  43. selfmade says:

    And who said the people who were with Castro are not ” people of interest in this case”!! Nobody is saying that bit there is a difference between arresting someone or a suspect and placing him or her behind bars when there is no substantive case established against the suspect!

    U ever heard of innocent but proving guilty and in the so called advanced country, that is the norm of the day! They have respect for suspects until they are proving guilty by competent court of jurisdiction!

    The forumites who are advocating for gyan to be arrested, can u give us your reasons becasue it seems u have no tangible reasons to support your arguments but rather using infantile adjectives as ” people are ignorance”

    Give us reasons becasue it seems u professed to be advocates of the law but your law thesis over here is fundamentally flawed big time! I hope non of u are lawyers becasue your law arguments are awful to say the least!

    Can u tell us why gyan should be arrested by the police? What are the reasons? Gyan didn’t ride with Castro? He didn’t forced Castro to go for the ride and he didn’t tell Castro to dived into the river to save his gfa? Gyan was not there when the unfornate incidence happened, so what are your reasonable for gyan to be arrested? For what?

    Come on fellas, don’t argued blindly and is shocking that u claimed to be smarter! This is not how brilliant intellectuals reasons!

    All that the police can do now is to take their reports/ statements and after that they can use that reports to build their case or investigate the group!

    Can those people saying gyan should be arrested give us ONE EVIDENCE which can be use in court against gyan and co? Alot of forumites here has given us their reasons why the lawyer is wrong and I want those that called themselves MASTERS OF THE LAW to cite their evidence and stop these hollow, narrow and empty boastings and rhetorics!!

    If a person is found on a crime scene doesn’t make him gulity and neither does it make him innocent and the truth can only be reveal thru proper investigation and not by any so called LAWYER who has no first hand information about what happened on that faithful day!! LAWYERS ARE NOT DETECTIVES AND THIS MAN IS NOT A DETECTIVE LAWYER!

    Furthermore, cases are build by proper investigation and not by any ESTABLISED LAW and hence the conclusion can be drawn based on the investigation thru eye witness account, forensic account and sometimes by detectives so on what bases or law is this lawyer calling for gyan to be arrested?!!

    There are so many types or forms of law! We have constitutuonal law, civil law,criminal law etc and some of these laws are already WRITTEN LAWS which can be used instantly without any investigation ie is CONSTITUTIONAL LAW! With this law, is already written and can be apply instantly thru the right processess! All that one needed to do is to flip thru the pages without any need for investigation!

    With criminal law, its not written and the out come can only be established THRU / BY PROPER INVESTIGATION because when the crime was been committed,there ll be few or no witnesses!! The truth can only be unravel by proper investigation! The criminal sentences are written but the TRUTH CAN ONLY BE KNOWN THRU INVESTIGATION that’s why we have the saying that, INNOCENT BEFORE PROVEN GUILTY!

    The lawyer is wrong and those calling us ignorants are rather EMPTY BARRELS MAKING THE MOST NOISE!

  44. selfmade says:

    If the ACCIDENT has happened in gyans house, then I know that he can be arrested by the police to.aid investigation but in this case, it didn’t and again, Castro is more than 18 years and he made his own choice for going for a ride!

    Gyan is not his aide or care taker!!

    There is a big difference between analytical, critical and practical thinking than CHEW AND POUR!

  45. selfmade says:

    The bodies has not been found, there is no autospy to determine the cause of death and this laywer is already accusing gyan of HOMICIDE? Maybe the police needs to call this lawyer to answer some few questions because he might have some information’s which can help us unravel this tragic case!

    If he is already alluding to homicide and it seems he is putting this sad tragic events on gyan, then he might have some vital informations which can help the police to locate the bodies becasue is quite clear that this man knew the whole case!

    Gyan, needs to sue this lawyer for calling him a MURDERE WITHOUT ANY PROVE! Gyan can make some money from this so called famous lawyer careless talk!

  46. broken arrow says:

    Selfmade… Hahaha!! Damn! That’s some deep shit bro! Very analytical as ever and some deep reasonable thoughts! What a wow and to be frank, u are genius! Good work soldier!

  47. Kojo says:

    @Selfmade….you are really ignorant and naive…you got to go back to the classroom…

  48. Ralph says:

    ..And this is a lawyer????..arrest Gyan for what? Was he on the boat with Castro?..Last time I checked Castro was over 20 years at the time of his disappearance and not a 5 year old who needed a chaperon.. to say that everyone in Castro’s entourage should be arrested because of his(Castro’s) celebrity status doesn’t make sense to me..some Lawyer!!!!

  49. selfmade says:

    Kojo… U keep on saying we are naive and ignorant but u have refused to tell us why gyan should be arrested!!

    Check the number of posts over here and tell me if anyone side with u!

    Give us reasons and stop making a fool of yourself mister!

    Another product of ghanaian education who can only do CHEW AND POUR with no critical thinking abilities!

    If am naive and ignorant, counter me with solid points! U can’t becasue u simply a FOOL who always follow ORDERS( yes sir) and can’t think for himself!

  50. EA1us says:

    Selfmade,
    great ideas bro! Again, there are some clowns on this blog that you shouldn’t even waste your time responding to; I didn’t have enough time for this issue ‘cos I had some business meeting yesterday. There are some people who have never step a foot in a court of law or have taking a single class, but they’ll still come here and argue haha. Just because you watch grace anatomy doesn’t mean you can perform a surgery. Haha! Alrght my man

  51. JANET KARIKARI says:

    IS THERE ANY CCTV IN THE AREA GHANA GOV SHOULD HELP FOR THIS CCTV IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT

  52. JANET KARIKARI says:

    I DONT KNOW HIM BUT SINCE THEN I CANT SLEEP OR EAT. HE IS TOO SPECIAL

    THANK YOU

    ASEM BIAA NIHO ENFA NNIPA HOO

  53. Kafui says:

    wow, unbelievable comments. what planet are all this people coming from? this morden world?