‘The two guys pointed their weapons at me’: Paul Pogba tells of the terrifying ordeal that noticed him held at gunpoint by thugs demanding £11m from the Juventus midfielder as his brother Mathias is charged for his half in alleged extortion plot
- Paul Pogba has alleged he was the sufferer of an extortion attempt by armed males
- He has spoken to the police, claiming the boys held weapons to his head and demanded cash from him
- He has admitted that he agreed to pay them as he was scared for his life
- His brother, Mathias, has been charged for his alleged involvement in the extortion plot
Paul Pogba has claimed in his police assertion that he agreed to pay two armed males after being held at gunpoint throughout an alleged extortion attempt, in accordance with experiences.
The incident is believed to have taken place on March 19 in the suburbs of Paris, and it has been reported that Pogba paid £85,000 to the extortionists, regardless of them demanding £11m from him.
Pogba’s brother, Mathias, has subsequently been charged for his alleged involvement in the extortion plot, and is presently being held in police custody.
Four different males, who’re considered his accomplices, have additionally been positioned below formal investigation for extortion and legal affiliation.
Describing what was going by way of his head when he got here face-to-face with the armed males, Pogba advised police through Le Monde: ‘I was scared. The two guys pointed their weapons at me. So, having been held up like that, below risk, I advised them that I was going to pay.’
Pogba’s ordeal got here to mild final month when his brother Mathias threatened to share ‘explosive’ revelations concerning the former Manchester United star to the general public.
The Juventus midfielder responded by revealing that he was unsurprised by Mathias’ risk, as he revealed he had been held hostage by males with assault rifles as a part of a long-running blackmail plot that concerned his brother.
Paul Pogba (L) has claimed two males held weapons to his head throughout an alleged extortion attempt
Pogba’s brother, Mathias, has been charged for his alleged involvement in the extortion attempt, and he is presently being held by the police
Mathias denied the accusations made by his brother, labelling him ‘a coward, traitor and hypocrite’.
He additionally claimed Pogba had met with a witch physician to forged a spell on his worldwide team-mate Kylian Mbappe.
Pogba has refuted this declare, and Mbappe has since spoken out concerning the accusation.
‘Today I choose to consider the phrase of my team-mate,’ he stated earlier this month.
Pogba has denied getting a witch physician to place a spell on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe
‘It is his phrase in opposition to the phrase of his brother, I’m going to consider my team-mate.’
Reports in France have now claimed that Pogba is below police safety in Italy following the alleged extortion attempt.
The 29-year-old is presently sidelined after having knee surgical procedure, and is aiming to return in time for the World Cup which will get underway in November in Qatar.