Pogba saga continues: Mathias in police custody

Paul and Mathias Pogba
Paul and Mathias Pogba

Paul Pogba's brother Mathias is now reportedly in police custody with four others after the Juventus midfielder claimed he was a target of extortion claims. 

An official close to the investigation has confirmed that Mathias went to a Paris police station on Wednesday afternoon and was held for questioning regarding his brother’s accusation, according to Sky News

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This follows the opening of a case in August aimed at investigating the allegations of blackmail to the tune of €13 million (R226 million) against Pogba by an armed gang, among them the former Manchester United star's sibling, and a kidnapping.

Paul's brother Mathias has denied the aforementioned claim and his lawyer has previously and publicly insisted his client intends to calm the situation down.  

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Two magistrates have been called upon to lead the probe, while the investigation will also be jointly handled by police anti-gang and central crime units. 

The saga began when Mathias published a video online on 27 August in which he promised to reveal "great revelations" about his younger brother. 

Paul then reportedly went to the Paris prosecution office to disclose that he had been the target of extortion by childhood friends and his brother since March. 

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The Guinean footballer has since denied all claims of being involved in the alleged extortion. 

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