This world is pretty funny—while Janet Bandu’s father/family says they’ve not even received a mere phone call from Asamoah Gyan since the disappearance of their daughter alongside musician Castro, the father of Castro is singing a total different song.
“Janet Bandu’s father- Staff Sergeant Joe Bandu (retd.), recently stated that, “Asamoah Gyan has not communicated with him since the incident”—and as Ghanaians, this is out of our dealings.
Mostly, when such things happen—even strangers will visit or call to send out their condolences. Here, Asamoah Gyan is not a total stranger, he was the organizer of the event that led to the disappearance of his own ‘best’ friend Castro—and someone (Janet Bandu) that his friend invited.
Once again, why has it become so difficult for Asamoah Gyan to just place a phone call to Janet Bandu’s family? The folks at the Barbershop say, most rituals come with such conditions—you don’t have to show empathy to the victim’s family or help certain people.
What Asamoah Gyan needs to understand is that, forever, his name will be tied to this misfortune—and what he can do as a person is to ensure that certain basic things like calling the affected families to show genuine concern have been done.
How long will it take to make such a phone call? He has enough time to be chopping down his wife and the extras (allegedly in the backside and front side) so he should surely have just 5 minutes to place this call.
It’s pretty sad that one year down the line, we have no helping information on what happened—and deeply sad that Asamoah Gyan has not visited Janet Bandu’s people or at least call them.”
When it comes to Castro’s father, the story is totally different—in fact, he says no one should ever blame Asamoah Gyan for the disappearance of Castro…
In a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz, Castro’s father-Mr Eshun said “I am an elderly person and very observant. From what I have seen and the effort the Gyans and their friends have made to ensure that my son was found, the ‘judgment passed by public court’ is rather unfortunate.”
“ It is sad Asamoah has suffered such serious stigmatisation because of the incident and this should not be the case. From what I have seen, Gyan wishes Castro would appear even today.”
He continued; “To be honest with you, I will always stand by the truth. People may have problems with Asamoah Gyan, but he is a good person. What I saw with my eyes when we got to the place, his efforts and how people took advantage to fleece him due to his desperation to find Castro, showed he was as worried as any of us.
“People claimed they could help find Castro or bring him back and Gyan’s desperation to find his friend was visible. He hosted the marine police and he was ready to part with money to get his brother and his friend back. I cannot imagine the amount of money he invested in those unsuccessful efforts.”
How can two people who have lost their beloved ones be singing total different songs? The plausible explanation is; one is chopping some serious Arab dollars from Asamoah Gyan and the other can’t even get his hands on Ghana Cedis from the same person.