Le Parisien report this morning that former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo has been placed under police investigation for “aggravated violence” and “criminal conspiracy”, in the wake of her arrest yesterday morning.
Diallo was taken into custody for a second time in under a year, as part of the investigation into the assault on her ex-teammate Kheira Hamraoui last November. Diallo was at the wheel of the car as Hamraoui was dragged out and hit on the legs with an iron bar, after they were going back from a team dinner. She was first held for 40 hours before being released with no charges.
The 27-year-old is now being held in temporary detention ahead of her appearance in front of a judge. Two out of the four men suspected of carrying out the attack have also been imprisoned.
Having only had 8 hours to question Diallo given the lengthy custody she was under last time, investigators are said to have had several new pieces of information. Le Parisien claim that the testimonies of the four suspects who were previously arrested saw them explain that they were given the task of attacking Diallo so that she could no longer play football. The operation was reportedly given to them by a “mysterious intermediary”, who has yet to be identified but has been reportedly linked to Diallo. The objective was supposedly that Diallo could take Hamraoui’s place in the PSG and France midfields.