The Miami Police Department has finally given an official statement on Nigerian singer Dammy Krane, who was arrested and released on bond following accusation that he was involved in credit card fraud.
According to Miami New Times, the pop star who is famous for his ‘baller’ lifestyle was searched by the police at the Opa-locka Executive Airport, and 7 false credit cards were discovered in his wallet.
The singer whose real name is Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga is facing 9 felony charges in Miami-Dade criminal court for credit card forgery and grand theft. His arrest broke the internet weeks ago after private jet service company TapJets alerted the police that the singer made fraudulent booking totaling $10,943.
But Miami New Times has given more details into the singer’s alleged crimes. According to a police report shared with New Times, the “jet company told Miami-Dade Police that Krane and a partner, Chukwuebuka Ilochonwu, had booked a $10,943 trip on a jet from Opa-locka to Washington, D.C. (Krane lists a permanent U.S. address in Baltimore on the police report.)“.
The report continues, stating that “two MDPD officers staked out the jet runway until Krane and Ilochonwu showed up. Police searched the pair and found 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.”
Contrary to his claims that the booking was done by his promoter, the Miami Police Department 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.”
Also, his partner Ilochonwu was actually out on bond on 4 other credit card fraud charges. He reportedly had been arrested in April on felony charges stemming from a case in Miami Beach.
Dammy Krane’s next court hearing is slated for June 23.