Mathias Pogbabrother of Paul Pogba, and three other people were arrested as a result of the investigation of the extortion allegations made by the Juventus footballer. The brother of the French international presented himself “early Wednesday afternoon at the investigation service and was detained,” judicial sources said, adding that of the four arrested, one was on Tuesday and the rest on Wednesday. as the newspaper had advanced Le Monde.
These preventive detentions were ordered by the justice in the framework of the case opened on September 2 in Paris for extortion with a weapon, kidnapping in an organized gang and participation in an association of criminals.
On July 16, Paul Pogba filed a complaint with the Turin prosecutor’s office after suffering extortion attempts between March and July 2022, estimated at several million euros. The case came to light with the publication on August 27 of an enigmatic video of Mathias Pogba, also a professional footballer, in which he promised “revelations” about Paul.
The former Manchester United player told during his first hearing that he had fallen into a childhood friend trap, in which two men with their faces covered and armed with assault rifles reproached him for not having helped them financially, according to France Info.
A sum of 13 million euros was claimed from him and the Juve footballer claims to have delivered 100,000 euros. He then claimed to have recognized his brother Mathias among the suspects.
In another hearing, he told investigators that his brother Mathias was “under pressure” from people who wanted to get money from him. Last week, through his lawyer, Mathias Pogba said he was “totally oblivious to any extortion maneuver” to his brother “.
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