Popular Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane, who is facing criminal charges including credit card forgery and grand theft, may be in for more trouble as Miami Police in the U.S have made more revelations.
The Miami New Times has reported that Nigerian singer, Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, popularly known as Dammy Krane, was found with seven fake credit cards in his pockets on 1 June when he was arrested at Opalocka Executive Airport in Miami Dade, Florida.
Recall that Dammy Krane who was arrested in the United States over alleged charges of theft, credit card scams and armed robbery, was arrested alongside another Nigerian, Ilochonwu Chukwuebuka Gabriel in Dade County, Miami.
Dammy Krane’s trouble began after he used a bogus card to book a private jet flight to Washington, DC, police said. When the police searched him, they found seven false credit cards in his wallet, according to the police report, details of which Miami New Times published yesterday . .
Agents from the mobile-phone booking app TapJets had called police, when they found that the first card Dammy Krane tendered was bogus. .
The jet company told Miami-Dade Police that Krane and a partner, Chukwuebuka llochonwu, had booked a $10,943 trip on a jet from Opa-locka to Washington, DC.
Dammy Krane lists a permanent U.S. address in Baltimore on the police report.
Two MDPD officers staked out the jet runway until Krane and llochonwu showed up. Police searched the pair and 7 seven cards in Krane’s pants pocket. When authorities checked the cards later, all seven had numbers on the face that didn’t match the numbers on the security strip on the back. .
MDPD says Krane used one of those cards to book his flight and then gave TapJet two other fake cards when he was asked for backup cards for the travel. His codefendant, llochonwu, police soon learned, was out on bond on four other credit card fraud charges.
He’d been arrested in April on felony charges stemming from a case in Miami Beach. Dammy Krane who is now out on bail has tried to exculpate himself from the arrest mess, blaming “agents” and assuring fans he’s innocent. .
“I do not partake in fraud,” Krane says. ”I do not partake in such activities. Agents booked my flights with fraudulent cards. My life is all about my music, and that’s what l’m all about,” he says. ”l’m sorry I got caught up in this mess,” he added.