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US court dismisses credit card fraud allegations against Dammy Krane

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Hip hop singer Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga popularly known as Dammy Krane is has been absolved of allegations of credit card fraud.

A court in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, has dismissed the  charge of credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft filed against him.

Dammy Krane was arrested in June for allegedly having booked a private jet service with stolen credit card details.

READ ALSO: Singer Dammy Krane to appear in court today

The presiding judge, Judge De La O Miguel  dismissed the accusations levelled against the Nigerian singer.

Represented bylawyer,  Erik Courtney, Dammy Krane thanked his supporters on Twitter: “Sometimes life puts you through trials and tribulations, not to bring you down but to make you stronger. It will also show you who is truly with you, who really cares.

“Case closed. I’m a free man. Let’s get back to the music. One love. Back in the studio! New music on the way,” he tweeted.

Reports from Florida last June had claimed that seven fake credit cards were found in the pockets of Dammy Krane on 1 June when he was arrested at Opa-locka Executive Airport in Miami Dade, Florida.

A report in New Miami Times said the police slammed a nine count felony charge at Miami Dade’s criminal court for credit card forgery and grand theft against the 23 year-old pop artist.

Dammy Krane’s trouble began after he allegedly used a bogus card to book a private jet flight to Washington, D.C., 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 today.

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 Ilochonwu, had booked a $10,943 trip on a jet from Opa-locka to Washington, D.C.

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.

MDPD said 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.


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Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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