Nigeria Hiphop artiste, Dammy Krane whose real names are Johnson Oyindamola was arraigned before Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos State over a three-count allegation all bothering on breach of public peace.
The singer is accused threatening the lives of staff of Merrybet Gold Limited on July 25 2019 and accusation which he pleaded not guilty which was preferred againt him by Nigerian Police which according to them the offence contraveness sections 301, 412 and 168 of the criminal law of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015
However, Dammy Krane’s lawyer, Adebayo Oniyelu said his client was a well-knowned musician who had not been convicted of any crime in the past and on this basis he should be granted bail from prison custody since Friday
He also said that the defendant would not interfere with the prosecution of the matter if granted bail, noting that Dami Krane had been in prison custody since Friday.
The prosection counsel, while opposing the application bail, J. I. Enang made it clear that the defendants actions where a national issue if not his opposition for bail was not neccessary. When asked how the issue had become a national issue the prosecuting counsel said it will be revealed at the appropriate time.
He said, “Your Honour, while coming to court today, I already heard it on the radio that a musician was to be arraigned today, it is even an international issue.”
Interjecting, Oniyelu informed the court that the case was one of breach of contract.
“The musician performed for the complainant and they are owing to him N1m.
“He reached out to them to request for his money but they refused to listen to him, forcing him to go on air to say that they were owing to him. The next thing that happened was his arrest.”
The magistrate, A. F. O Botoku, adjourned the matter until October 11 for the commencement of trial.