The police investigation into an alleged extortion plot against Paul Pogba has taken a twist as his brother has released more than 30 videos were posted on his social media account.
Mathias, who remains in custody in France, made the footage some time ago – with it being uploaded by a 'bot' today.
The videos come along with a series of tweets and a statement addressed to Paul. The first part of the message read: "If you are reading this message, my bot will have done its automatic sending job. It also means that I am no longer free, either because of my brother's henchmen or because of the police. So the slanderous complaints to silence me will have worked."
Mathias denies the allegations that he tried to extort his brother and current Juventus player Paul. He turned himself in for questioning last weekend and remains under police supervision in custody.
Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul, a footballing superstar, has alleged that he was the victim of an £11million plot against him, with him being used by some of his childhood friends as well as his brother.
The gang were alleged to have demanded £2.6million in cash immediately from Paul but only received £85k – the highest sum he was able to withdraw from his account. Paul then went to his lawyers and the story surfaced.
Last week Mathias Pogba's lawyer, Yassine Bouzrou, reiterated that his client is innocent, telling French broadcaster BFMTV: "We are going to challenge this decision. My client has committed no criminal offence. We do not understand the decision to keep him in custody, especially as he has an alibi for the night of the alleged kidnap.”
In late August Pogba published a video on Instagram in which he promised "great revelations" about his brother Paul and his agent Rafaela Pimenta.
In response, a statement from Paul Pogba and his lawyers said “they are in addition to threats and extortion attempts by an organised gang against Paul Pogba.” They added that "competent bodies in Italy and France were informed a month ago.”
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