Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba, informed police investigators that his brother, Mathias, is part of a concerted effort to blackmail him for €13m, according to France Info.
On Saturday night, Mathias in a clip posted on Twitter, claimed he was about to expose secrets about his brother, Kylian Mbappé and Rafaela Pimenta.
However, on Sunday, Paul Pogba’s camp released a statement confirming that French prosecutors have opened an investigation into the possible “attempted blackmail by an organised gang.”
During various interviews with the authorities, Paul Pogba is understood to have said that he was trapped by childhood friends and two hooded men armed with assault rifles during an incident in Paris.
A gang that demanded €13m from him, of which his brother Mathias Pogba would be a part. The 2018 world champion claims to be the victim of threats and attempted extortion from his older brother and childhood friends.
After this episode, the former Manchester United star approached his club’s lawyers who decided to notify the police.
During his police interviews, Paul Pogba insisted he never hesitated to help his childhood friends financially when they were in need. Until last January, when he kicked a friend out of his home in Manchester, after he used his credit card to steal €200,000 from him.
It is understood Mbappé is linked to the saga, because Paul Pogba claimed his blackmailers wanted to put further pressure on him to pay up by spreading false messages including that he would have asked a witch doctor from inside his family circle to cast a spell on Kylian Mbappé, which the player denied to be true.