Dammy Krane has been released from jail.
According to the updates by the Miami-Dade County Criminal Justice Online System, the singer whose real name is Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga pleaded not guilty to the 9 count charges. He reportedly demanded trial by jury and also waived the option of having a pre-trial conference.
Africa Music Law adds that the ‘Amin’ crooner was arrested by two detectives, officers Vargas and Lopez, who laid in wait for him and his accomplice, Ilochonwu Chukwuebuka Gabriel, at the Opa Locka Airport following the report filed by Eugene Kesselman, the CEO of TapJets.
The report adds that the singer and his accomplice allegedly carried out the crimes using multiple credit cards and successfully executed a transaction worth $10,943.
Here’s what the report said:
“An investigative check of the 7 credit cards in the possession of Johnson-Hunga revealed that the numbers did not match that of the numbers on the embossed strip. This confirms that the defendant was in possession of multiple fraudulent credit cards.
Defendant Johnson-Hunga had his passport along with several credit cards in his front pant pocket. There were 3 credit cards that were in the name of the defendant and four more that were in the name of William Payton III. A search incident to the arrest revealed several cell phones and laptops that were in the defendant’s bags.”
The TapJets CEO noted that the cards used were in the names of the defendants. The first attempt was done with ‘Gabriel Ilochukwu’ was passed through an American Express Credit Card of a different name. This was denied. The second account reportedly was created using Dammy Krane’s name (Emmanuel Johnson), and with the same cell-phone.
It was this second attempted that yielded the $10,943 transaction.
“Every time someone creates an account using the app, the cell phone serial number is recorded in the company database,” the Tapjets CEO said, adding that same cellphone was used for a similar fraud on March 24.
Dammy Krane’s court hearing is now set for June 23.