The family of singer Dammy Krane has blamed show promoters for his arrest in the United States.
He was on Friday arrested for alleged grand theft, credit card fraud, armed conspiracy, forgery, and intent to defraud.
Elizabeth Adeola Oshodi, the singer’s aunty, in reaction, has released a statement on behalf of the family.
In the statement made available on Facebook, Oshodi said the singer was a victim of the sharp practice of the show promoters.
“As an artiste, promoters book your hotel stays and often buy your destination tickets. It’s never once crossed our hearts as a performing entertainment family, to have to verify that the sources of bookings are legitimate,” the statement read in part.
“And please, keep in mind that we’ve been in the industry for almost 15 years. Then came the unfortunate past Friday, when Dammy Krane got arrested trying to board a flight from Maimi to Washington: Maryland. His ticket and hotel bookings were fraudulently purchased by the next show promoter (s). And because of Dammy Krane’s fame, all accusatory hell broke loose.
“We thank God for His goodness and the great spirit of truth. He will have his day in court to clear his name. He will give his personal press release shortly. I however, have decided to speak up against insinuations of fraudulency and grand theft. Dammy is a true gentle and honest citizen of our planet, and remains a good ambassador for not just the music industry, but Nigeria as a whole.”
Dammy Krane was arrested alongside a certain Ilochukwu Chukwuebuka Gabriel.
The singer is currently being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County.
His bail has been set at $5,000.
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