Pogba case. Brother Mathias Pogba and four men referred for indictment


Paul Pogba’s older brother, Mathias Pogba, and four men are presented to an investigating judge on Saturday “with a view to their examination” as part of the investigation into the extortion of funds denounced by the star of the Blues, we learned from a judicial source. Mathias Pogba, 32, who went himself to the investigating service on Wednesday, admitted to being at the initiative of the video threatening Paul Pogba broadcast on August 27.

The other four suspects, relatives of the Pogba brothers aged 27 to 36, had been in custody since Tuesday and Wednesday at the premises of the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime (Oclco). All are relatives of the Pogba brothers. No details were given on their role in this incredible affair which shook the world of football two months before the Qatar World Cup.

The Pris public prosecutor’s office has opened a judicial investigation

In the enigmatic video of Mathias Pogba, which had brought to light the extortions of which Paul Pogba claims to be a victim, the eldest promised « revelations » on his younger brother. The Juventus player had filed a complaint with the Turin (Italy) public prosecutor’s office on July 16, alleging extortion amounting to 13 million euros between March and July 2022.

The Paris prosecutor’s office had opened a preliminary investigation and then a judicial investigation on September 2 for, in particular, extortion with a weapon, kidnapping or kidnapping in an organized gang and participation in a criminal association.

Star of the France team, Paul Pogba said during his first hearing before the investigators that he was trapped by childhood friends and two hooded men, armed with assault rifles, accusing him of not having helped them financially. , according to information from France Info radio, confirmed to AFP by a source familiar with the matter. A sum of 13 million euros would have been claimed from him and he says he paid 100,000 euros.

The 29-year-old midfielder, nicknamed the « Pickaxe », then claimed to have recognized his older brother Mathias among the suspects. However, he had considered, during another hearing, that Mathias was  » under pressure «  people wanting to extort money from him. In a statement released last week, Mathias Pogba claimed to be « Totally foreign to any extortion maneuver against his brother, Paul Pogba ».

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