Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Friends of French star Karim Benzema suspected of attempted kidnapping

Karim Benzema accused of attempted kidnapping of former agent Friends of Real Madrid's Benzema suspected of attempted kidnapping: Report
Andrew Wong | 22 October, 2018, 19:13

A report by the Mediapart website implicated the exiled France worldwide in the attempted kidnap.

KARIM Benzema has slammed allegations that he was involved in the kidnapping of his former agent.

"This must stop", Benzema said on his Twitter page today following a report by the Mediapart website implicating the exiled France global in the attempted kidnap.

On Friday, Benzema rubbished the reports saying, "A relative of Benzema touches the arm of De Souza, it is an abduction".

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D'Souza's lawsuit alleges that a black van pulled up alongside him after the match had concluded in Paris, where a man whom he recognised to be a friend of Benzema's, told him to get in.

According to the report, the man told police he had seen Benzema in the back of the van.

A dispute, centred on just €50,000 in cash, is believed to be the cause of the failed attempt, according to the report.

Sources have told the news agency that prosecutors in Paris have opened an investigation into the driver of the van over the attempted kidnapping allegation.

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The 33-year-old accused close friends of Benzema of trying to grab him in Paris on Sunday, 7 October, after the French Ligue 1 game between PSG and Lyon, hoping to persuade him to transfer the cash.

TUKO.co.ke had earlier reported that Benzema pleaded with French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet to leave him alone, in response to a statement credited to the football administrator.

That episode put his France career on hold after then French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said "athletes need to be exemplary".

The Paris appeals court is to rule in November on whether the sex tape investigation can continue.

Mauro Icardi delight at another derby winner as Inter tops AC Milan
Inter had the ball in the back of the net after 12 minutes, with Icardi volleying home but the goal was chalked off for offside. The first half-chance of the match fell to Milan in the fourth minute, with Suso 's low strike just missing the Inter post.

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