RMC Sport has obtained the minutes of the listening to of the police officer accountable for the safety of the French group who was heard on August 9 by investigators from the Central Workplace for the Combat in opposition to Organized Crime.
The safety and liaison officer with the FFF begins by describing his duties with the Blues: “I present safety and liaison duties with Federation companions and as such am functionally hooked up to the France A group. I’m a part of the group employees.”
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The policeman accountable for Blues safety is a central member of the France group administration. It then returns to the primary confidences of Paul Pogba on the extortion makes an attempt of which he’s the sufferer. “For a number of months I’ve seen Paul fairly preoccupied and unable to take the step,” the safety supervisor tells investigators. It was early within the yr, round March, he advised me that “He was going by a very tough scenario. scenario. First on the cellphone after which I spoke with Clairefontaine. What scared him very a lot is that he is aware of round him that it exists. He advised me fairly evasively that he had already supplied eating places and many others… However he was afraid to not be thought of a snitch. ”
“He advised me he needed France’s assist to cease it”
“He advised me that he’s not nicely and that folks hate him, he defined, on August 9 in entrance of the investigators. They requested him for big sums. He advised me fairly firmly that he was now not alive and that he needed to cease. It obtained too massive and it was affecting his rapid household and particularly his mom.”
The Blues safety chief then goes again to the recommendation he gave Paul Pogba in dealing with this case. “As a part of my function, I advised him that I could not hold it to myself and that I needed to cross this data on. He advised me that he needed France’s assist to do that. cease. He then defined that folks he had advised him that he was defending him and now they needed the cash. I requested him to clarify and to understand how we might see it.”
To this query from the Blues safety officer, Paul Pogba offers hints about people. “He replied that they have been in Dubai. He defined that there was a frontline contact in France and that these folks had approached him straight and that they have been additionally utilizing his brother Mathias to make the connection. Amongst these folks could be an individual who would have been convicted of homicide and forcible detention”.
Pogba “feared for his spouse and kids who lived” in Manchester
Investigators relaunch Blues safety cop: ‘What’s his relationship together with his brother?’ Reply: “Right this moment he lower ties together with his brother.” Relaunching the police: “Following these occasions?” The tricolor employees replies: “Sure, I believe it was because of that. And after asking his agent Rafaella, plainly his brother blamed him for not involving him within the movie. Amazon.”
The listening to continues with the airing of excerpts of communications between Paul and his brother. The police officer in control of Blues safety continued: “What we came upon subsequent was that these folks really went to his home in Manchester. He was afraid for his spouse and kids who lived there. It was between the occasions of March and July. to Turin. I suggested him to place a safety machine in entrance of the locations the place his household lives. As he knew he was going to Turin he advised me he would hold that in thoughts for Italy. Paul remained fairly generic. wanting knowledge and stream of occasions’.
Earlier than including: “And he advised me that the desire of those people was to be paid for the safety they might have introduced him all this time (…) He advised me that they have been folks from the neighborhood. He did not point out. any identify for me Rafaella (her agent), after speaking to her, advised me that she is aware of some that she really acquired.”
“I seen round Paul, a bunch of younger individuals who weren’t from his household, however who have been circling him with an perspective that caught my consideration”
Investigators are then questioning the Blues’ safety chief to seek out out if Paul Pogba has already yielded to the calls for. “He advised me he financed a restaurant and contributed to the challenge.”
One other query from OCLCO investigators: “Did he categorical that these folks have been in a position to present providers to him?” “At no time, as a result of after I speak to him in regards to the topic and he talks to me about safety, I ask him if there was a contract or if it is an actual safety agency. I knew then that Paul had been blocked by the gang in a corridor of a constructing. I seen round Paul within the numerous matches of the France group, a bunch of younger individuals who weren’t from his household however who surrounded him with a perspective that had caught my consideration and benefited from invites to the official. space.”
“Are you able to inform us in regards to the episode of visiting his mom on the weekend of July thirty first?” Ask the police. “I used to be knowledgeable by Paul and Rafaella that a number of folks, together with Mathias, his brother, got here to Paul’s mom’s home, says the FFF liaison officer. Paul and Rafaella then requested me if it was potential to place in a safety service and we had a bunch from the corporate we’re used to working with.”
Earlier than concluding: “5 or 6 folks got here to the mom’s home with Mathias to say that they needed to pay and that they have been afraid. I specify that the safety service dispatched by the corporate arrived on the scene and that the protagonists have been already inside premises. residence (…) the group of individuals went out through the afternoon.” Throughout his listening to, the police officer in control of Blues safety doesn’t specify at any level whether or not he alerted his superiors.