HAMRAUI. Aminata Diallo was arrested and placed in police custody on Friday, September 16, 2022, in connection with the case of Kheira Hamraoui. According to Le Parisien, he was presented to a judge with the intention of being placed in pre-trial detention…
This is one of the (many) cases that rocked the world of football, which was certainly beaten at the start of the season. This Friday, Aminata Diallo was arrested at his home and placed in police custody in the case of an attack on his former PSG teammate, Kheira Hamraoui, in November 2021. According to information from Le Parisien this Friday afternoon, the player , who has been without a club since the end of his contract with PSG, will be referred at the beginning of the afternoon this Friday to be presented to a magistrate for examination. According to a second article, the Versailles prosecutor’s office would have requested temporary detention.
If Aminata Diallo is again in trouble almost ten months after a first police custody, it is because “new incriminating elements” have been found by the investigators, writes Le Parisien again, which evokes “truths of fraud by an organized gang”. Without giving further details, the newspaper indicated that the “tapping of the telephone” and “more thorough investigation” may show that “the young woman is trying to establish a new operation against Kheira Hamraoui with accomplices.”.
Apart from Aminata Diallo, three other men have been detained in police custody since Thursday, after being arrested on Wednesday at their homes and interrogated by investigators of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Judicial Police (PJ). When they acknowledged their presence at the scene of the attack in November, they denied that they had carried it out. They must also be referred and presented to an investigating magistrate for an indictment, said the Versailles prosecutor’s office.
Aminata Diallo was already imprisoned in this case in November 2021 before being released. According to JDD, after months of investigation, the rivalry between the midfielder, who has been without a club since the end of his contract with PSG, and his teammate will be at the center of the investigation.
What do we know about the Kheira Hamraoui attack in November 2021?
According to the newspaper L’Equipe, which first reported the facts in 2021, Kheira Hamraoui was attacked on November 4, after a night between PSG players and staff, near the Bois de Boulogne, in the Paris region . When they had just dropped off one of their colleagues in front of his house, Aminata Diallo and Kheira Hamraoui, who shared the same car, saw two strangers appear, their faces covered. The two men would have asked the two players to open their doors. Kheira Hamraoui reportedly tried to fight back as his attacker grabbed an iron bar. Once he is on the ground, he will receive several vicious blows at the level of the legs.
In L’Equipe on November 17, 2021, some important elements of the attack were revealed. After dropping Sakina Karchaoui, Aminata Diallo and Kheira Hamraoui should have returned to the road and “in a few moments, the arrival of “a truck or a rather long van”, parked on the left of the road, the two players saw appearing in front of the hood of their car, two strangers, faces covered by a black balaclava. “At that moment, I did not see a weapon. They immediately started shouting: ‘Open the door! Open the door!”, the player would have explained to the BRB policeman. “He grabbed me by my side and pulled me out of the car. In the past, he took a rectangular iron that he hid in his pants or under his sweater. He gave me the first blow from the first moments of the attack to force me out of the cabin. I fell on the road then on the right side of the road. My attacker hit me with an iron several times. I saw that he was aiming at my legs and I tried to protect myself with my hands.
During his hearing, Kheira Hamraoui also described the attackers accurately. The latter will be “20-25 years old”, “about 1.85 m”, “thin body”, “dressed in the dark”. He should have added that they have a “scum accent” (sic). Investigators will be looking from the beginning of the case to understand how the car was found and blocked so easily. Kheira Hamraoui reportedly explained that two of his colleagues, Jordyn Huitema and Celin Bizet Ildhusøy, told him that when he left the restaurant, they saw a car following them. Finally, according to L’Equipe, the police did not rule out the track of a geolocation beacon, a monitoring device often used among organized crime.
Why is Aminata Diallo suspected of attacking Kheira Hamraoui?
Why was Aminata Diallo, the PSG player, Kheira Hamraoui’s teammate, placed in police custody in mid-November 2021 and mid-September 2022? According to several sources, the track of an internal rival within PSG was quickly investigated by investigators. After the aggression on November 4, 2021, Kheira Hamraoui will never honor his place as a starter in the Champions League against Real Madrid while Aminata Diallo, his competitor in the same midfield position, is a starter. Called up by the French team after two years of absence, the victim also had to disappear and was replaced by … Aminata Diallo.
According to L’Equipe, Aminata Diallo was “very cooperative” and “very correct” during his first police custody, in November 2021. The midfielder denied having any involvement in this attack and he also assured that he had no interest in attacking. his teammate and friend Kheira Hamraoui in this way. The football player at that time was cleared of all suspicion. His lawyer, who was interviewed by BFM TV on November 16, refused to treat his client. “I’m very happy, I certainly believe, that my client is innocent,” he said. “He came out free from police custody, in my opinion, infamous, scandalous and inconsistent. Infamous because they brought shame to him and his whole family. The investigation was refined, that other methods were studied. I asked still myself on the question of double standard justice. A strong justice with the weak, weak with the strong. the stars and a hasty justice that crushes, in its judicial system, the small man, the unknown, the unknown. This is no longer acceptable”, he lamented.
How did Paris-Saint-Germain react?
PSG, aware of the case, issued a press release in November 2021, marking the police custody of Aminata Diallo. “Paris Saint-Germain noted the detention this morning of Aminata Diallo of the SRPJ of Versailles within the framework of the procedure opened after the attack last Thursday night against the players of the Club. possible terms Since the evening of Thursday , November 4, the Club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its players. Paris Saint-Germain has collaborated with the Versailles SRPJ to shed light on the facts. The Club is attentive to – improve the procedure and study the follow-up to be provided.” After his release, PSG announced again, “the club remains by the side of its players to enable them to overcome this difficulty and quickly regain peace. Paris-Saint-Germain reiterates its faith in justice to can be all the light of events”.
A time protected by PSG, with a ban on speaking publicly about this affair, the two players eventually saw their respective careers interrupted by the scandal. Kheira Hamraoui remains on the sidelines of the group, becoming the subject of tensions with other players after the event and struggling to find playing time at the end of the 2021-2022 season as at the start of this season. Coming to the end of the contract with PSG at the end of the 2021-2022 season, Aminata Diallo has not been renewed and has been without a club since the summer of 2022. At the time of writing these lines, the Parisian club has not- react to the second police custody of his former player.
Why did the name of Eric Abidal appear in the case of Kheira Hamraoui?
The name of Eric Abidal, number one of the French men’s football team in the early 2000s, was briefly mentioned in the Hamraoui affair. According to several PSG players quoted by Le Monde and L’Equipe in particular, Kheira Hamraoui will indeed call up the former French international on November 5, 2021, the day after his attack. Why? According to L’Equipe, this discussion was put on loudspeaker, making it audible to two of Kheira Hamraoui’s teammates: Sakina Karchaoui and Aminata Diallo herself. During this exchange, Hamraoui is supposed to ask Abidal if his wife is capable of hurting him. The player would have responded in the negative before discovering “with astonishment” the violent aggression.
According to the story of the first hearings retransmitted by L’Equipe, Kheira Hamraoui and Aminata Diallo both confirmed hearing the attackers throw to the victim: “So, we sleep with married men?” As a reminder, Eric Abidal was the sporting director of FC Barcelona from 2018 to 2020, a period in which Kheira Hamraoui wore the colors of the club. The French international played for the Catalan club from 2018 until the summer of 2021 when he joined PSG.
Linked, the wife of Eric Abidal, Hayet Abidal, declared at the end of 2021, through her lawyer, that she wanted to talk to the police “to end the rumor”. “Hayet Abidal has nothing to do with these facts”, added Me Nicolas Cellupica, specifying that his client, a mother, “has no comment on this file”.