Another twist in the case of the attack on Kheira Hamraoui: his ex-teammate at PSG Aminata Diallo, a time suspected at the start of the investigation, was arrested early this Friday morning at his home and again placed in custody on sight. Aminata Diallo, without a club since the end of her contract at PSG, had already been placed in police custody in this case in November 2021, before coming out free, without charge against her.
According to the parquet floor of Versailles, there remains “about eight o’clock” to be carried out on this police custody started in November, legally limited to 48 hours in total. She does this in the premises of the judicial police of Versailles. Contacted by AFP, Aminata Diallo’s lawyer, Mourad Battikh, did not wish to comment immediately.
This new arrest follows the arrest of four men on Wednesday and Thursday in the Paris region. Three of them, heard by the police since Wednesday morning, were to be referred and presented to an examining magistrate for an indictment on Friday morning, said the Versailles prosecutor’s office. According to several sources, they acknowledged their presence at the scene of the attack. All these arrests take place within the framework of an open judicial investigation for “criminal association” and “aggravated violence”.
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Assault on PSG player Kheira Hamraoui: three men taken into custody
After the assault with an iron bar on Kheira Hamraoui, 32 years old and 39 caps for the France team, the hypothesis of a rivalry between the two Paris Saint-Germain players, who play in the same midfield position , was initially considered. Aminata Diallo and one of her friends, imprisoned in Lyon, had been placed in police custody but no charge had ultimately been brought against them. Aminata Diallo has always strongly contested being involved.
On November 4, 2021, Kheira Hamraoui was attacked with iron bars and beaten on the legs by two men, in front of Aminata Diallo, as they were driving home from a team dinner. The player was then taken to the hospital to receive stitches.
“I experienced a real ambush. These individuals were waiting for me behind a truck. They were in the right place at the right time. How could they have been so well informed? ‘today’, she told the newspaper L’Equipe in June. This affair had completely destabilized the PSG locker room and had a negative impact on the sports performance of the two players. Hamraoui’s relationship with several of her teammates, in particular Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani, had deteriorated sharply, the latter reproaching her for the first police custody of Aminata Diallo.
In the spring, Hamraoui’s council had alerted PSG to “a campaign of harassment and denigration” led by several players against his client. In a letter sent to the club, he accused Aminata Diallo of having, during the season, “arrested” Kheira Hamraoui’s bodyguard for “threaten” the latter or to have it directly “insulted”. Under contract with the Parisian club until June 2023, Hamraoui has been kept away from the professional group since the start of the 2022-2023 season. A situation that she had noted by an usher during a training session last week. The old Barcelonan “wants to honor the last year of her contract: she will remain Parisian this season”, insisted his entourage to AFP after the declarations of the deputy sports director of the women’s PSG, Sabrina Delannoy. At the Canal + microphone, she said: “Hamraoui is not part of PSG’s sporting projects and it will remain like that for the whole season”.