Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is out of football for a couple of weeks, but his recent heated relationship with his brother Mathias has turned into a new twist for the fans as Mathias Pogba blackmail issue forced the police to jail him.
French police started investigation and found out that Mathias Pogba might be involved in the extortion attempt along with few others recently.
Why did Paul Pogba complain about Mathias Pogba blackmail?
According to a source from France, Mathias Pogba has been brought before a judge in reference to the alleged blackmail attempt made against his brother, former Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
Mathias Pogba’s police detention has reportedly been removed, and he was scheduled to be taken to court in Paris on Friday night, according to a French news source and four persons were detained by the police on Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with an alleged alleged conspiracy against Juventus player Paul Pogba.
One of the five defendants jailed on Saturday night in connection with the continuing extortion related case the Juventus and France player, Paul Pogba, is his brother Mathias and Mathias Pogba, 32, is being kept in jail as he waits for the judge to decide whether to grant him bail after being charged with “extortion in an organized gang” and “membership in an unlawful association with the intent to prepare a crime.”
According to an AFP source familiar with the inquiry, the four other suspects who have been charged and are being held in pre-trial custody with Mathias range in age from 27 to 36. They are also related to the Pogba brothers; although, the fact that it was sought to protect the 33-year-old guy in particular, Romain Boulet, who is representing the individual, expressed remorse over the choice and he also remarked, ‘He is the victim of manipulation and threats from blackmailers, just like Paul Pogba. It’s a trap that has closed on him.’
In connection with an alleged effort to extort his junior brother Paul, Mathias Pogba was detained by police in Paris on Wednesday and the Juventus player claims the group demanded €13 million (£11.2 million) from him in “protection money,” which was basically worth €1 million (£860,000) year from the time he turned professional at the age of 16.
Pogba, who is currently playing for Juventus after switching from Manchester United to them in the summer on a free transfer, gave the gang €100,000 (£85,000) in March after being led under guard to a residence in the eastern Paris neighborhood of Roissy-en-Brie.
Matthias said, ‘Some will ask why we are talking about a story about my cousin. Someone who is not honest with policemen without a reason, is he going to be honest with you, even if it is through lawyers? Otherwise, for the rest, patience, it is coming.’