After filing a complaint for gang extortion attempts organize, Juventus Turin midfielder Paul Pogba placed under police protection. While his brother Mathias and four other suspects have recently been indicted and remanded in custody, testimony from the French international leaked on Monday.
Paul Pogba threatened for 13 M€.
A story that is definitely chilling. For several weeks, the midfielder of the France team Paul Pogba has found himself at the heart of the news with a complaint filed for gang extortion attempts organize.
On Saturday, the Juventus Turin player’s brother, Mathias, and four other suspects were indicted and remanded in custody. And the details told by the 2018 world champion to the investigators on August 9 are frightening, according to his testimony broadcast by Le Monde on Monday…
A day in his neighborhood that turns into a nightmare
Because on March 19, 2022, Pogba absolutely did not imagine living such a nightmare. On the sidelines of the France team rally, the 29-year-old spent the day quietly with one of his childhood friends in his Roissy-en-Brie district. Then when returning to his hotel, around midnight, other friends took him to an apartment in Chanteloup-en-Brie. Forced to turn off and hand over his phone on the spot, he was greeted and aimed at by two men in balaclavas, wearers of bulletproof vests and heavily armed.
The goal of blackmailers? Recover 13 million euros, including 3 million euros in cash, for protection provided in recent years. I was scared. Both guys pointed their guns at me. So, being held up like this, under threat, I told them I was going to pay. They were shouting: ‘Shut up, look down’. (…) One of the two balaclavas speaking Roushdane’s ear (one of his friends who was indicted, editor’s note). When the hooded guys leave, Roushdane told me that I had to pay them, otherwise we were all in danger.Roushdane explained that what happened is normal when you are a famous football player. But that I had to pay because in addition, he had vouchedtold the Habs, also threatened with the dissemination of proof of the payment of a marabout to throw out his opponents and Kylian Mbapp.
Pogba wanted to pay
Faced with such threats, Pogba was also ready to comply, but his bank did not accept the withdrawal of funds. At the time, he still had around 100,000 euros for his attackers. And subsequently, the native of Lagny-sur-Marne did indeed ask his Italian bank to transfer 13 million euros to a Duba account, by signing a document for an investment in cryptocurrency to a company. But finally, the French retracted by turning to the police. And now, justice is responsible for bringing out the truth in this case with an investigation called sadness.
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