Nigerian Pop Star Arrested in Miami After Booking Private Jet Using Bogus Cards
In Nigeria, Dammy Krane is a major pop star whose silky-voiced party anthems like “Izzue” regularly hit the million-view mark on YouTube. Onscreen, Krane lives a hip-hop baller life of expansive mansions full of beautiful women and luxury cars.
In real life, though, the singer used fake credit cards to fuel that extravagant image, Miami-Dade Police say. Krane was recently arrested at Opa-locka Executive Airport after he used a bogus card to book a private jet flight to Washington, D.C., police say. When the authorities searched him, they found seven false credit cards in his wallet.
Now the singer — whose real name is Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga — faces nine felony charges in Miami-Dade criminal court for credit card forgery and grand theft. The arrest has made huge news in Krane’s native Lagos but so far gone unnoticed in the United States.
In a video posted to Twitter, Krane lays the blame on “agents” and assures fans he’s innocent.