Mathias Pogba has released more extraordinary allegations about his brother Paul, claiming that the former Manchester United midfielder is putting their family ‘in danger’.
Mathias, 32, has been charged and detained over an alleged plot to extort money from the France international.
Four other people have also been placed under formal investigation for extortion and criminal association after Paul told police that the gang had been threatening him since March and were demanding £11million.
Mathias continues to insist that he is innocent and his lawyer has confirmed the decision to detain the former Wrexham and Crawley striker will be challenged.
The extraordinary saga began last month when Mathias released a video vowing he would soon make a series of ‘great revelations’ about his brother, including a claim of how Paul used a witch doctor to cast a spell on France team-mate Kylian Mbappe.
Despite Mathias now being charged and detained, he has released another video through a ‘bot’ in which he divulges these ‘long-awaited revelations’.
He assures that ‘the masks will fall off’ and describes Paul, 29, as a ‘great hypocrite, manipulator and cunning’.
‘If you’re reading this message, my bot will have done its automatic sending job,’ Mathias said. ‘It also means that I am no longer free, either by my brother’s henchmen or by the police. That’s how the slanderers will have worked to silence me.
‘Now, here are some of the long-awaited revelations, which I hope will shed some new light and help understand why there is such a relentless effort to silence and discredit me, because what I have to say is not limited to Mbappe. To be famous is not necessarily to be a good person. No one is above justice.’
Mathias claims that the pair’s mother is siding with the World Cup winner against her will.
After Mathias’ original video, the pair’s mother Yeo Moriba co-signed a statement with Paul and his agent Rafaela Pimenta that declared the claims were ‘unfortunately no surprise’.
‘Many will be shocked and will have a hard time believing it, but it is the truth,’ Mathias continued. ‘That is why our family and loved ones are in danger today.
‘The problem is that he used those relationships and their names to protect himself on the street.
‘I was not aware of it until he betrayed his henchmen and fled without telling anyone, abandoning me, letting his family and his relatives become the target of these bandits.
‘The only reason we didn’t go to the authorities was for fear of reprisals, as we had no way to protect ourselves all.
‘I had to reproach Paul for his behaviour before he deigned to keep our mother out of harm’s way, taking care of her and abandoning others. Of course, he made her stand alone without any protection, while he was calm in his fortress behind his bodyguards. Also, this was not free. My mother had to side with him.’
Mathias also reaffirmed his claims about Paul’s alleged ‘witchcraft’ plot on Mbappe, stating that the Juventus midfielder met a ‘sorcerer’.
The 32-year-old alleges that one incident of witchcraft occurred when Pogba’s Manchester United played Mbappe’s PSG in the Champions League in 2019.
‘This individual, my brother, has become a follower of witchcraft in recent years, becoming a follower of a sorcerer.
‘It is this sorcerer that I spoke of as a person who worked to isolate my brother. My brother, on several occasions, has cast spells on his companions, including prodigy Kylian Mbappe either out of jealousy or to win a match.
‘At Paul’s request, the magician was tasked with neutralizing Kylian Mbappe [when United played PSG], who at the time was enjoying a rapid rise, far superior to Paul’s fame.
‘Paul tried his best to get closer to Kylian, pretending he was his friend. I called him often, you could see them by the arm. It got to such a point that Kylian was about to condition his next contract with PSG on Paul going to play there.
‘And while behind his back Paul did witchcraft to sabotage these matches. The sorcerer himself said that he had to stop the witchcraft that was done with Kylian at the risk of destroying his career, knowing that he was paid for the work.’
The Juventus star, who is currently injured, denies the witch doctor allegation and says it was made up to discredit him.