Reigning Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Songwriter of the Year, Kofi Kinaata, known in real life as Martin King Arthur has spoken against the intended plan of declaring Castro known in real life as Theophilus Tagoe dead.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz and monitored by Frimprincemusicproductions, the Behind The Scenes hitmaker said it was not necessary for authorities to declare Castro dead.
He added that Castro’s disappearance was a really big blow to him and that of the singer’s family.
Kofi Kinaata indicated that the declaration would not change the way his disappearance makes those close to him still holding on to the hope of his return feel.
“Personally, his absence is costing me a lot and his being declared dead will not change anything for the family, friends, and loved ones since we still don’t see him around,” Kinaata is reported to have said.
“Again, we don’t feel his presence or contribution in our lives, which is a great loss so what is the point in declaring him dead? The declaration will not change how we feel about his absence and the many tears that are being shed for what befell him since we are already in pain. Declaring him dead will not kill him or prevent him from coming back home when he feels like doing that if he is not dead,” Kinaata added.
However, the Evidence Act of 1975, Section 33 states that a person can be legally declared dead after seven years by a court when the person in question has not been seen or heard from for the full length.