Pogba, brother arrested

Mathias sued by Paul for extortion

Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias Pogba, who made several videos against the French world champion in recent weeks, was arrested along with three other people. A first police arrest took place on Tuesday evening and the other three took place on Wednesday, according to a judicial source, as reported by Le Parisien. According to a source familiar with the matter, Mathias Pogba presented himself to investigators on Wednesday afternoon.

In a complaint filed on July 16 at the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office, Paul Pogba denounced extortion attempts between March and July 2022 for several million euros. This complaint led to the opening of a preliminary investigation by the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office on 3 August, then a judicial investigation on 2 September for, in particular, extortion with weapons, kidnapping or kidnapping in an organized gang. and participation in a criminal association.

The case came to light with the publication, on August 27, of an enigmatic video by Mathias Pogba, himself a professional footballer, which promised “revelations” about Paul. The French national football star and currently Juventus player said during his first hearing that he was trapped by childhood friends and two hooded men, armed with assault rifles, accusing him of not helping them financially, according to France Info. He would have been asked for a sum of 13 million euros and he claims to have paid 100,000 euros. He later claimed to have recognized his older brother Mathias as a suspect. Through the voice of his lawyer, Mathias Pogba said he was “totally unrelated” to the extortion reported by his brother. During another hearing, Paul Pogba told investigators that his brother Mathias was “under pressure” from people who wanted to extort money from him.