While his brother Mathias and four other suspects were recently indicted, Paul Pogba’s testimony leaked to the media on Monday September 19.
Definitely, not a day goes by without talking about the Paul Pogba affair. This Monday, September 19, 2022, our colleagues from the newspaper The world unveiled new elements. Excerpts from the testimony of the Juventus Turin player have been revealed. Explanations.
Mathias Pogba indicted and imprisoned
Since the end of August, the media have not stopped talking about the Pogba affair. As a reminder, on the 27th of this month, Mathias, Paul’s little brother, published a video on his TikTok account. In this one, he promises internet users to make revelations about the Juventus Turin player. He accuses him in particular of treason, but also of an attempt to marabout his teammate, Kylian Mbappé. Statements deemed defamatory by the footballer.
The latter, moreover, hastened to react through his lawyers. The latter thus revealed that their client was the victim of blackmail. And that criminals demanded no less than 13 million euros from him. And since that day, the investigation has been advancing at phenomenal speed. For example, this Saturday September 17, Mathias Pogba was indicted. For counts of extortion in an organized gang and participation in a criminal association with a view to preparing a crime.
March 19, a nightmare for Paul Pogba
Obviously, Mathias Pogba is not the only one involved in this affair. In addition to Paul’s brother, four other suspects have also been charged and jailed. On his side, the player of Juventus Turin, was placed under police protection in Italy. It must be said that the details told by the 2018 world champion to the investigators are incredible. On March 19, 2022, he did not expect to experience such a nightmare.
Before Paul Pogba went to the France team rally, he was quietly spending the day with one of his childhood friends. But when going to the hotel, several men took him to an apartment in Chanteloup-en-Brie. Once there, he was forced to turn off his phone, which was then confiscated. In front of him, two hooded and heavily armed men.
I was scared. Both guys pointed their guns at me. Suddenly, being pointed like this under threat, I told them that I was going to pay. They were shouting: ‘Shut up, look down’. (…) One of the two hooded spoke in Roushdane’s ear (one of the five imprisoned suspects, editor’s note). When the hooded guys leave, Roushdane told me that I had to pay them, otherwise we were all in danger
Paul Pogba agrees to pay his blackmailers
But finally, Paul Pogba, retracted at the last moment. Turning to the police rather than give in to his blackmailers. And now, it’s up to justice to bring out the truth. The police are looking for the mastermind of the case. Indeed, the investigation suggests that among those indicted, several explain that they were under pressure. To be continued…