A police investigation into allegations that the France midfielder… Paul Pogba Targeted by blackmailers, he took a bizarre new turn on Friday with his older brother Matthias releasing a long series of videos targeting the 2018 World Cup winner, his entourage and his wealthy lifestyle.
More than 30 videos of Matthias Pogba reading a statement posted on Twitter several pages ago.
It is not clear when the videos were filmed. Matthias Pogba has been charged in connection with an organized armed blackmail attempt against his brother, who plays for Juventus, after he surrendered for police questioning last week. He has been detained ever since.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a series of questions asked by the Associated Press.
“If you’re watching this video, it’s because my brother Paul Pogba found a way to silence me,” said Matthias Pogba. “I’m recording this video so that whatever happens, everything is revealed.”
The phrase “Insurance video, kept safe” was written above many of the videos. Follow previous posts on social media where Mathias Pogba threatened to reveal his brother.
French prosecutors said Matthias Pogba and four others received preliminary charges last Saturday and have been imprisoned in a racketeering investigation.
In the latest series of recordings, Matthias Pogba accused his brother of abandoning members of his family, leaving them in poverty.
He also alleged that the midfielder mingled with criminals, and reiterated allegations that Paul Pogba hired a witch doctor. He provided no evidence to substantiate his accusations.
According to Matthias Pogba’s latest allegations, the witch doctor is close to former France international Alou Diarra, and Paul Pogba has been introduced to him by the former Paris Saint-Germain defender. Serge Aurier.
He said that over the years the French midfielder has spent millions on the services of the witch doctor, asking him for example to help France win the 2018 World Cup or to cast spells on rival footballers.
Mathias Pogba had previously said that his brother had been targeted Kylian Mbappe without being more specific. In his latest videos, he claims Paul Pogba asked the witch doctor to “neutralize” Mbappe in the second leg of the Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United back in 2019. United won that match 3-1 to advance to the quarter-finals . .
The videos were also accompanied by a series of posts on Twitter and a statement addressed to Paul Pogba. The first post in the long thread said it was sent automatically by “my bot”.
“It also means that I am no longer free,” the letter read.
Matthias Pogba said his life is now in danger because his brother “betrayed his followers” who are targeting his entourage in retaliation. Matthias Pogba said some of his relatives had “already been assaulted and shot at” because of his brother.
The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation last month into allegations that Paul Pogba was the target of a blackmail plot by his brother and childhood friends who demanded 13 million euros from him. Matthias Pogba denied his involvement in the scheme.
Mathias Pogba, 32, is a free agent after leaving Ligue 4 side Belfort in April. He has also enjoyed stints at a number of other clubs across Europe.