The mother of jailed singer Dammy Krane, Oluwakemi Oshodi, has come out to proclaim his innocence amidst charges of credit card fraud.
According to Vanguard, Oshodi took to her Facebook to thank those who had supported her child through the ordeal.
She wrote: “Thank you my good people out there, God bless our children for us, give them long life and good name. My son is a good boy.”
His elder sister, Elizabeth Adeola Oshodi also released a statement on behalf of the family, putting the blame for the incident on the producer.
The statement reads in part, “As an artiste, promoters book your hotel, and often buy your destination tickets. It has never once crossed our hearts as a performing entertainment family, to have to verify that the sources of bookings are legitimate. 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 fraudulence 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’s bail was set at $17,500, with the next court hearing on the 22nd of June. The presiding judge stated that any money to be paid for Krane’s bail must be verified as coming from an honest source.