Afro pop singer, Johnson Oyindamola, popularly known as Dammy Krane, who was on Monday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court sitting in, Lagos State, has been granted bail in the sum of N50,000.
Krane was arraigned on three counts bordering on conspiracy, threat to life, defamation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, proffered against him by the police.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector J.I Enang, the defendant attended a game show sponsored by the betting company, but lost.
He was, however, said to have demanded some money for appearing on the show but the firm disagreed, insisting that the sum was only given to winners.
The embittered musician subsequently announced via radio that the betting firm owed him money and breached a contractual agreement.
“Oyindamola and others at large on July 29, 2019, at Cool FM in Lagos, conspired with others at large to commit felony to wit: Conduct likely to cause breach of peace and threat to life.
“Oyindamola and others at large on the same date, time and place, threatened the life of the staff of Merrybet Gold Limited,” the prosecutor said.
According to him, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 301, 411 and 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
However, the 27-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to the three counts against him.
Thereafter, his counsel, Mr Adebayo Oniyelu, urged the court to grant him bail in liberal terms, saying that he is a first-time offender.
After listening to parties in the matter, Magistrate Botoku granted the singer the bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till October 11, for mention.