Parents of Janet Bandu –the lady who went missing together with hiplife musician Castro at Ada on Sunday are demanding that the hiplife star must produce their daughter alive.

“I  will tell him [Castro] to look for my daughter for me,” mother of Janet Bandu told’s  Samuel Bruce, Wednesday at her residence.

The parents are also threatening to take legal action against Castro if he is found alive without their daughter and also against Peace Holiday Resort, in Ada.

Background story

Castro who went Jet skiing on Sunday together with Janet Bandu are believed to have drowned at the Estuary in Ada when they went on a holiday trip at the Peace holiday resort on Sunday July 6.

Rescue officers including the Marine Division of the Ghana Police Service, Navy, Ada East District Assembly and local divers appear to have given up hope of finding the two alive.

That was after they had combed through the waters in Ada in a desperate effort to find the two.

The family is grieving over the incident. They are even more angry over reports their daughter is a mermaid.

Madam Laleba Bandu, mother of Janet Bandu told Bruce her daughter is only beautiful and cannot be said to be a “mermaid.”

She said her daughter, 24, is studying fashion and design at the Joyce Ababio fashion school.

Mr and Mrs Bandu,(left) with sympathizers in their home

She was unhappy with the subtle attempts by the media to sideline her missing daughter.

While threatening to take legal action against Castro and the Resort for not providing adequate security for her, Miss Bandu called on the Almighty God to intervene in the matter.

The search is sill on to rescue both
A rescue mission is underway to find both dead or alive

“At times I think she is alive and at times I  think she is dead because where she is there is no rope to cling on to. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat,” she sobbed.

She maintained that the girl had a family who were earnestly awaiting her return.


The mother revealed that on Friday, 4 July, Janet told her she was going to hang out with her friends and that was the last time she saw her.

She said she called her several times the next day to find out how she was doing but there was no response. Only to be told she had drowned with Castro on Sunday.

Family Background

Madam Laleba Bandu revealed that she has five children but lost one only recently. She explained that Janet was the last amongst the five.

Mr. Joseph Bandu, an ex soldier and father of Janet said all the children were born and schooled at Burma Camp.

Mr. Bandu also said that he was on vacation in their hometown in the Upper East region.

It was after his return that he was informed that the daughter had drowned.

Janet left her bag and mobile phone with her female friend she hanged out with at the resort before she left with Castro. The items have been deposited at the Ada police station to aid in investigations.

Credit: Myjoyonline

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