A truly bizarre story has gotten even weirder in Ghana, where national team star Asamoah Gyan will hold a press conference on Wednesday to quell rumors that he and his family killed a rap artist — as part of a ritual human sacrifice.
Yes, you read that right.
Ghanaian rapper Castro and Janet Bandu went missing on a trip they took together with Gyan’s family following the World Cup in July. Over two months later, no body has turned up, which has led to some suspecting (extremely) foul play on behalf of the striker - enough people to prompt a press conference, apparently.
Here is the official statement on Gyan’s website:
"The Gyan Family will hold a press conference on Wednesday address recent issues of public interest including the disappearance of musical icon Theophilus Tagoe (aka Castro).
The press conference which will take place at the Alisa Hotel will be addressed by counsel for the family Kissi Agyabeng.
It will be recalled that Theophilus Tagoe (aka Castro) and Janet Bandu went missing while on a holiday hangout with Family and Friends of the Gyan’s at a resort in Ada back in July.
Relentless efforts are still being made to find the missing duo.
The press conference will therefore seek to update the public through the media on the status of investigations so far.
The opportunity will also be used to officially respond to some allegations and untruths bundled about in the media over the role of Asamoah Gyan in the duo’s disappearance.
The press meeting will also touch on the recent court case instigated by the Ashanti Regional editor of Graphic Communications Group Daniel Kenu against Baffour Gyan and Samuel Anim Addo.
There will also be an opportunity for the press to ask related questions in a Q&A session during the press meeting.
All media houses are therefore invited to attend this press conference which will begin at 1pm (local time) at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.”
Let’s hope this ugly rumor gets put to rest soon.
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