A court in Miami-Dade County, Florida, US, has struck out charges of credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft filed against Nigerian singer Dammy Krane.
Krane, real names Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga, was arrested alongside Ilochukwu Gabriel and was detained at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center before making bail.
The singer was represented by Erik Courtney when he appeared before judge De La O Miguel on Thursday morning.
According to the information available on Miami-Dade County criminal justice online system, Krane was discharged of all the charges.
The present status of the case is ‘closed’, according to the criminal justice online system.
The singer has taken to Twitter to thank those who stood by him while the case lasted.
He wrote: “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.”
Sometimes life puts you through trials and tribulations, not to bring you down but to make you stronger.
— #ENTERKRANER (@dammy_krane) August 17, 2017Advertisement
First i’ll like to thank GOD, my family, friends and supporters. Without you guys what is my purpose?
— #ENTERKRANER (@dammy_krane) August 17, 2017
An affidavit filed by Miami-Dade detectives who arrested him had stated that Krane was found in possession of multiple fraudulent credit cards that did not bear his name.
Shortly after he made bail, Krane had issued an apology to his family, team and fans, while also denying complicity in the alleged crime.
“I do not do fraud and I do not partake in such activities. It just happened to be that the agent booked my flight with fraudulent cards,” he had said.
“I’m sorry I got caught up in this mess. I assure all my fans that it will never happen again.”
It is presently unknown why the case was discharged.
TheCable Lifestyle has reached out to the singer’s lawyer, Courtney, to ascertain the position of the judge prior to discharging the accused.
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