Nigerian Pop Star Arrested in Miami After Booking Private Jet Using Bogus Cards

Nigerian Pop Star Arrested in Miami After Booking Private Jet Using Bogus Cards

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.

Nigerian Pop Star Arrested in Miami After Booking Private Jet Using Bogus Cards

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.

Nigerian Pop Star Arrested in Miami After Booking Private Jet Using Bogus Cards

In a video posted to Twitter, Krane lays the blame on “agents” and assures fans he’s innocent.

 

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