A police investigation into allegations that France midfielder Paul Pogba was focused by extortionists took a weird new twist Friday together with his elder brother Mathias releasing an extended string of movies taking goal on the 2018 World Cup winner, his entourage and rich life-style.
Greater than 30 movies of Mathias Pogba studying an announcement many pages lengthy had been posted on Twitter.
It’s not clear when the movies had been filmed. Mathias Pogba was charged in connection with an alleged organised armed extortion try in opposition to his brother, who performs for Juventus, after he turned himself in for police questioning final week. He has since been held in custody.
His lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a collection of questions by the Related Press.
“If you’re watching this video that will probably be as a result of my brother Paul Pogba has discovered a solution to silence me,” Mathias Pogba mentioned. “I file this video in order that no matter occurs, all the pieces is revealed.”
The phrases “insurance coverage video, held in a protected place” had been written on prime of most of the movies. They adopted by means of on earlier social media posts the place Mathias Pogba had threatened to make explosive revelations about his brother.
Mathias Pogba and 4 others had been handed preliminary costs final Saturday and jailed within the extortion probe, French prosecutors mentioned.
Within the newest collection of recordings, Mathias Pogba accused his brother of getting deserted members of their household, leaving them in poverty.
He additionally claimed that the midfielder combined with criminals, and he repeated claims that Paul Pogba employed a witch physician. He didn’t deliver any proof to substantiate his accusations.
In accordance with Mathias Pogba’s newest claims, the witch physician is near former France worldwide Alou Diarra, and Paul Pogba was launched to him by former Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier.
He mentioned that through the years the France midfielder has spent tens of millions for the companies of the witch physician, asking him for example to assist France win the 2018 World Cup or to forged spells on rival footballers.
Mathias Pogba had beforehand mentioned that his brother had focused Kylian Mbappe with out being extra particular. In his newest movies, he claimed that Paul Pogba requested the witch physician to “neutralise” Mbappe for the return leg of a Champions League match between PSG and Manchester United again in 2019. United had gained that recreation 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
The movies had been additionally accompanied by a collection of Twitter posts and an announcement addressed to Paul Pogba. The primary put up within the lengthy thread mentioned it had been despatched routinely by “my bot.”
“That additionally signifies that I’m now not free,” the message learn.
Mathias Pogba mentioned his life is now in peril as a result of his brother has “betrayed his henchmen,” who’re taking goal at his entourage in retribution. Mathias Pogba mentioned that a few of his kinfolk “have already been assaulted and shot at” due to his brother.
The Paris prosecutor’s workplace opened an investigation final month into allegations that Paul Pogba was the goal of an extortion plot by his brother and childhood buddies demanding €13 million from him. Mathias Pogba has denied collaborating within the scheme.
Mathias Pogba, 32, is a free agent after leaving French fourth-division aspect Belfort in April. He has additionally loved spells at various different golf equipment throughout Europe.