RMC Sport obtained the protocol of the interrogation of the police officer accountable for the safety of the French staff, who was questioned by investigators from the Central Bureau for Combating Organized Crime on August 9.
The safety and liaison officer of the FFF begins by describing his missions with the Blues: “I present safety and liaison missions with the Federation’s companions and as such I’m functionally linked to the France A staff. I’m a part of the staff’s employees.”
The Blues safety officer is a central member of the French staff’s administration. Then it goes again to Paul Pogb’s first confession on extortion makes an attempt he’s a sufferer of. “I noticed Paul fairly preoccupied and unable to decide for a number of months, he confides to the safety investigator. It was originally of the 12 months, round March, he advised me, “He was going by way of a very tough state of affairs. First on the telephone after which we spoke to Clairefontaine. It terrified him that he knew round him that it existed. He advised me fairly evasively that he had already advised eating places and many others. However he was afraid that he can be thought of a capus. ”
“He advised me he needed France’s assist to cease it”
“He advised me that he was not properly and that individuals needed him very a lot, he explains, on August 9 within the presence of investigators. They demanded giant sums from him. He advised me fairly decided that he was already useless and that he needed to cease. It was getting too giant and it affected his shut household, particularly his mom.
The Blues chief of safety then returns to the recommendation he gave to Paul Pogba in managing this file. “As a part of my position, I advised him that I could not preserve it to myself and that I needed to go on this info. He advised me he needed France’s assist to make this occur. Cease. He then defined to me that individuals had advised him they have been defending him and that they needed cash now. I requested him to clarify to me and to understand how we will see them.
To this query, Blues safety officer Paul Pogba provides particular person ideas. “He replied they have been in Dubai. He defined that there was a front-line contact in France and that these folks had approached him instantly and that they have been additionally utilizing his brother Mathias to make a connection. Amongst these folks there can be one who can be convicted of homicide and compelled confinement. ”
Pogba “feared for his spouse and kids who lived” in Manchester
Investigators reboot the Blues safety officer: “What’s his relationship along with his brother?” Reply: “In the present day he severed ties along with his brother.” Police reboot: “After these occasions?” A tricolor employees member replies, “Sure, I believe it was on account of that. And after questioning his agent Rafaella, it appears his brother blamed him for not involving him within the movie. Amazon “.
The trial continues with the transmission of fragments of communication between Paul and his brother. The Blues safety police officer continues: “I then came upon that these folks even went to his dwelling in Manchester. He was afraid for his spouse and the youngsters who lived there. It was between the March and July occasions in Turin. I suggested him, to place a security machine in entrance of the place his household lives. As he knew he was going to Turin, he advised me he was going to think about it in Italy. Paul remained pretty basic concerning the dates and course of occasions. ”
Earlier than including: “And he advised me that the need of those folks was to be paid for the safety they’d carry him on a regular basis (…) He advised me they have been folks from the neighborhood. Did not point out any names for me. Rafaella (her agent), after discussing this along with her, advised me he knew among the ones she even obtained. ”
“I observed a bunch of younger folks round Paul who weren’t from his household, however have been circling round him with an angle that caught my consideration.”
Investigators then query the pinnacle of safety for The Blues to see if Paul Pogba has already surrendered to the calls for. “He advised me that he financed the restoration and that he contributed to the mission.”
One other query from OCLCO investigators: “Did he say these folks have been in a position to present providers to him?” “At no level, as a result of after I speak to him about it and he tells me about safety, I ask him if there was a deal or if it was an actual safety firm. Then I knew Paul had been blocked by a gang within the corridor of the constructing. I observed round Paul in varied video games with the French nationwide staff a bunch of younger individuals who weren’t from his household however have been circling round him with an angle that caught my consideration and benefited from invites to the zone official. ”
“Are you able to inform us concerning the episode of visiting your mom on the weekend of July 31?” Ask the police. “I used to be knowledgeable by Paul and Rafael that a number of folks, together with Mathias, his brother, had arrived at Paul’s mom’s dwelling,” says an FFF liaison officer. an organization we’re used to working with. ”
Earlier than closing: “5 – 6 folks got here to my mom’s home with Matthew to say they needed to pay and that they have been afraid. I wish to specify that the safety service despatched by the corporate arrived and that the heroes have been already inside the home (…) a bunch of individuals left within the afternoon. ” Throughout the interrogation, the police officer accountable for defending the Blues at no time specifies whether or not he has alerted his superiors.