Nigeria singer, Dammy Krane Dammy was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos by the police today on a three-count charge of threat to life, defamation and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.
Dammy Krane was accused to have threatened to attack staff of betting company, MerryBet, verbally and online after a business deal between them went sour.
Police Prosecutor in charge of the case, Insp. J. I. Enang, told the court that the singer attended a betting competition organised by the betting company and went on went on to post a video on the internet accusing the sport betting company of owing him noting that the offences contravened Sections 168 (d), 301 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
He said: “The defendant, however demanded some money for appearing on the show, the firm disagreed, insisting that the sum was only for the winners. The musician subsequently breached a contractual agreement with the firm. He also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by posting an audio and a video message on Cool FM 96.9,”
However, Dammy Krane’s lawyer, Adebayo Oniyelu, asked the court to grant his client bail with a promise that as a public figure, Dammy Krane will not jump bail.
Oniyelu told the court :“We humbly apply for the bail of the defendant. Section 35 (5) states that an accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He is a popular musician, if granted bail, he will not jump bail, meanwhile he has been in police custody since Sept. 13.”
Dammy Krane was granted a bail of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum by the Magistrate, Mrs Folashade Botoku as the case was adjourned till October 11th for mention.