Pogba’s brother admitted he was behind a video threatening a Juventus player international football
Mathias Pogba, detained for his alleged involvement within the extortion case involving his older brother and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, has admitted to investigators that he was behind the video threatening the player, knowledgeable sources near the case verify. of the newspaper Le Parisien.
Mathias, 32, turned himself in to police on Wednesday and was finally arrested. In addition to him, 4 extra individuals have been detained within the case for extortion with a weapon, kidnapping in a gang and participation in a felony affiliation.
The case, which issues France lower than two months from the World Cup, started when Paul Pogba lodged a criticism with prosecutors in Turin after struggling blackmail makes an attempt between March and July 2022.
However, the case gained traction with the publication on August 27 of an cryptic video by which Mathias, additionally a skilled player, promised to make “revelations” about Paul and different athletes corresponding to Mbappe.
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During his detention, Mathias admitted that the video was his personal initiative, in line with sources near the investigation.
2019 picture of Paul Pogba and his brother Mathias, who have been arrested on Wednesday in an extortion investigation – Picture: Guillaume Souvant/AFP
The France international star instructed his first listening to that he was the sufferer of blackmail by childhood pals and two hooded males with weapons who requested for monetary assist and tried to extort him.
A sum of 13 million euros was requested, and the player claimed to have delivered 100 thousand euros. He then claimed to have acknowledged his brother Mathias among the many suspects.
In one other listening to, Pogba instructed investigators that Matias was “below strain” from individuals who wished cash from him. Last week, by his lawyer, Mathias Pogba stated it was “fully oblivious to any blackmail maneuvers towards his brother”.
The former Manchester United man additionally claimed in his testimony that he consulted a sorcerer and solely requested to guard him from damage. The French worry that the case will have an effect on the ambiance within the World Cup crew. Mbappe although acknowledged that at the beginning he “most well-liked to take the phrase of a companion”.
Mathias Pogba threatens his brother Paul Pogba, the Juventus midfielder, in movies posted on social media – Picture: Reproduction