Case: the frightening testimony of Paul Pogba – football

After filing a complaint for organized extortion attempts, Juventus Turin midfielder Paul Pogba has been 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 was threatened for 13 M€.

A story that definitely sends shivers down the spine. For several weeks, the midfielder of the France team Paul Pogba has found himself in the heart of the news with a complaint filed for organized extortion attempts.

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 French team gathering, the 29-year-old player 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 give his phone on the spot, he was greeted and attacked by two hooded men, 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 aimed 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 spoke in 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 had just happened is normal when you are a famous football player. But that I had to pay because in addition, he had vouchedsaid the Habs, also threatened with the dissemination of proof of the payment of a marabout to cast spells on 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 in charge of bringing to light the truth in this affair with an investigation called penalty.

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