“We are going to contest”, announces Mathias Pogba’s lawyer after the indictment

After the announcement of the imprisonment of Mathias Pogba, suspected of extortion on his brother Paul, his lawyer assured the microphone of BFMTV that he was going to challenge this decision of the judge of freedoms and detention.

Mathias Pogba will spend his next nights in prison, after being indicted and imprisoned on Saturday following his police custody as part of the investigation into the extortion denounced by his brother Paul Pogba. “It is a decision that we do not understand, especially since the courts have recognized that Mr. Pogba did not participate in the acts of kidnapping of which his brother was allegedly the victim”, reacted his lawyer Me Yassine Bouzrou to the microphone from BFMTV, after the verdict.

Mathias Pogba had been taken into custody with four other individuals earlier this week. They were all brought before the judge on Saturday: four of them, including Mathias Pogba, were placed in pre-trial detention. The latter has asked for a delay to prepare his defence, but he is still imprisoned pending his new appearance.

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“So the justice finds that the most serious offense charged does not concern my client, but unfortunately we have a decision which goes against a file by placing in detention”, underlined Me Yassine Bouzrou. As explained by BFMTV and RMC Sport a few days ago, Mathias Pogba has an alibi for the evening when Paul Pogba was sequestered in an apartment in the Paris region.

“This is an individual who has never been talked about, who has a clean criminal record”

“Mr. Pogba could perfectly well and should have been released during this judicial investigation, assured his lawyer. So it will not stop there, we will of course challenge this decision from a legal point of view so that Mr. Pogba can be released as soon as possible.”

Me Yassine Bouzrou regretted the treatment reserved for his client: “He is an individual who has never been talked about, who has a clean criminal record, who is not a thug, who is presumed innocent And the elements of this file, it is my assessment, show that he has not committed any criminal offense So for a person who may not have, and I am telling you certainly not committed a criminal , being in prison is something extremely difficult. So we will fight so that he can get out as soon as possible.”

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