Paul Pogba’s extortion case takes a strange turn for elder brother Matthias


The police investigation into allegations that France midfielder Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a strange new twist on Friday after his older brother Mathias, the 2018 World Cup winner, released lengthy videos targeting his entourage and wealthy lifestyle.

More than 30 videos of Mathias Pogba reading the pages-long statement were posted on Twitter.

It is unclear when the videos were shot. Mathias Pogba has been charged in connection with an organized armed intimidation attack against his brother, who plays for Juventus, after turning himself in for police questioning last week. He has since been detained.

His attorney did not immediately respond to repeated questions from The Associated Press.

“If you’re watching this video, my brother Paul Pogba found a way to calm me down,” said Mathias Pogba. “I’m recording this video so that whatever happens will come out.”

“Insurance video, kept in a safe place” was written on top of many of the videos. They followed earlier social media posts in which Mathias Pogba threatened to make explosive revelations about his brother.

Mathias Pogba and four others were handed preliminary charges last Saturday and jailed in an extortion investigation, French prosecutors said.

In a series of recent posts, Mathias Pogba has accused his brother of abandoning their family members and leaving them in poverty.

He also claimed that the midfielder mixed up with criminals and he repeatedly claimed that Paul Pogba had hired a witch doctor. He did not bring any evidence to prove his allegation.

According to recent claims by Mathias Pogba, the witch doctor is close to former France international Allo Tiara and Paul Pogba was introduced to him by former Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier.

Over the years the France midfielder has reportedly spent millions on the services of a witch doctor, asking for example to help France win the 2018 World Cup or cast spells on rival footballers.

Mathias Pogba has previously claimed to target his brother Kylian Mbappe. In his latest videos, he claimed that Paul Pogba asked the magician to “neutralize” Mbappe in the return leg of the Champions League match between PSG and Manchester United in 2019. United won the match 3-1 to advance to the quarter-finals. .

The videos were accompanied by a series of Twitter posts and a statement addressed to Paul Pogba. The first post in the long thread said it was automatically sent by “my bot”.

“It means I’m no longer free,” the message read.

Mathias Pogba has said his life is now in danger because his brother “betrayed his aides”, who are targeting his entourage in revenge. Mathias Pogba said some of his relatives had “already been beaten and shot” because of his brother.

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation last month into allegations that Paul Pogba was the target of a 13 million euro extortion plot by his brother and childhood friends. Mathias Pogba has refused to participate in the programme.

Mathias Pogba, 32, is a free agent after leaving French fourth division side Belfort in April. He has also enjoyed spells at several clubs across Europe.


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