Former Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo has been arrested and again taken into police custody in connection with an attack on one of her teammates, French media reported Friday.
It was the second time Diallo was arrested as part of an investigation into the attack last year on Kheira Hamraoui. Diallo was taken into custody in November and released without charges.
Quoting the Versailles prosecutor’s office, the Journal Du Dimanche reported that Diallo was arrested on Friday morning and is suspected of having set up the attack on her teammate.
Diallo’s questioning by police came after four men were arrested earlier this week in connection with the attack.
Hamraoui was attacked following an evening out with Diallo and other teammates. Hamraoui was hit several times with a metal bar and needed stitches to her hands and legs.
Diallo has been without a club since her contract with PSG expired at the end of last season.
Earlier this year, Hamraoui bravely relived the ‘traumatic attack’ after a team meal after revealing she feared for her life when two masked men beat her legs with iron bars.
‘I experienced an attack of unbelievable violence,’ she told French newspaper L’Equipe.
‘Two hooded strangers took me out of the car I was traveling in to hit me on the legs with iron bars. That night, I really thought I was going to stay there… I was screaming in pain. I tried to protect myself as much as possible. I have a very painful memory.’