Pogba case: the distressing testimony of Paul Pogba

The Juventus midfielder has revealed what he told his captors in March 2022, as part of the investigation into his extortion attempt.

The Pogba affair continues to experience twists and turns. After the arrest and indictment of Mathias Pogba and four other suspects on Monday, Le Monde reveals new elements in this case. With an element of weight: the chilling testimony of Paul Pogba made to the police dating from August 9.

“I was scared”

The Juventus midfielder then evokes the evening of March 19, 2022, on the sidelines of a gathering of the France team in Clairefontaine. The famous evening during which he was kidnapped and was the victim, according to him, of an extortion attempt, including his brother Mathias. After spending time with a childhood friend in Roissy-en-Brie, the city where he grew up, the Frenchman is about to return home when several friends take him to an apartment in a nearby town.

Paul Pogba placed under police protection

Once at the scene where he will be held until 4 a.m., Paul Pogba is forced to turn off his phone, which is then confiscated from him, according to his story published in Le Monde. Two hooded men, dressed in bulletproof vests and heavily armed, then take aim at Paul Pogba. It was at this time that one of the Frenchman’s friends, Roushdane K. claimed 13 million euros as payment for the protection that Paul Pogba would have benefited from for several years.

“Roushdane told me that I had to pay them, otherwise we were all in danger”

“I was scared”, told Paul Pogba to the police whose testimony was published in the columns of Le Monde. “The two guys pointed their guns at me. Suddenly, being pointed like this under threat, I told them that I was going to pay. They were shouting: ‘Shut up, look down’. (…) One of the two hooded men spoke in the ear of Roushdane (one of the five incarcerated suspects, editor’s note). When the hooded guys left, Roushdane told me that I had to pay them, otherwise we were all in danger”.

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“Roushdane explained that what had just happened is normal when you are a famous football player. But that I had to pay because in addition, he had vouched”, concluded the Juventus midfielder. A chilling tale. This weekend, Paul Pogba and his mother, Yeo Moriba, were placed under judicial protection in Italy in connection with this case.

Following this event, one of the four other suspects indicted, in addition to Mathias Pogba, also indicted and imprisoned in the process, would then have threatened the French international to reveal in broad daylight the content of a USB key on which would be the proof of the payment of a marabout to cast a spell on his opponents and Kylian Mbappé. In all likelihood, no one is at the end of their surprises in this Pogba affair which is likely to last a little longer.

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