Pogba case. Paul Pogba convinced that his brother Mathias would act under pressure from racketeers

In the Pogba case, Paul estimated with investigators that his brother Mathias was under pressure from suspected racketeers, says this Sunday, September 4 France Info who consulted the minutes of a second hearing, in August, of the football world champion.

Trapped by childhood friends?

The thesis of a Mathias Pogba under pressure had already been mentioned to AFP by a source close to the family.

France Info also claims that Pogba denied during this second hearing having hired a marabout to cast a spell on the star of the France team, Kylian Mbappé.

Paul Pogba (right) with his mother Yeo and his brothers Mathias and Florentin (left to right), in 2019 in Tours. | PHOTO: GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP

According to previous information from France Info, confirmed to AFP by a source familiar with the matter, Paul Pogba had confided to the investigators, during a first hearing, to have been trapped by childhood friends and two hooded men, armed with assault rifles, accusing him of for not helping them financially. A sum of 13 million euros would have been claimed from him, and he claims to have paid 100,000 euros. Among the suspects, he claims to have recognized his older brother Mathias.

The Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday opened a judicial investigation into the extortion denounced by the star of the French football team and Juventus Turin.

A complaint filed by Pogba in July

A preliminary investigation was opened a month ago in Paris into this incredible affair, initiated following a complaint filed by Paul Pogba on July 16 with the Turin prosecutor’s office. The investigations have been entrusted to two investigating magistrates, announced Friday the Paris prosecutor, Laure Beccuau, in a press release.

A judicial investigation against X for extortion with a weapon in an organized gang, kidnapping or forcible confinement with release before the seventh day in an organized gang to prepare or facilitate the commission of a crime or an offense and participation in a criminal association with a view to committing a crime.

The case came to light after the publication on August 27 of an enigmatic video of Mathias Pogba, the player’s older brother and himself a professional footballer, who promises revelations on Paul.

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The latter, his adviser Rafaela Pimenta and his mother, Yeo Moriba, also the mother of Mathias, had mentioned in a press release threats and extortion attempts by an organized gang against Paul Pogba.

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