Former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has finally shed light on the speculations that he was kidnapped while moving to Stamford Bridge from Lyn in 2006. There had been a widespread rumor that the former Super Eagles captain was abducted. However, he has cleared the air while speaking with The Athletic, “Yes, there was talk of that. Look, I wasn’t really kidnapped. I was just staying away from the public eye, away from the press, making sure no one knew where I was”, he clarified. “But there was a public announcement in Norway that, if anyone saw me, they should report it to the police, so we had to go and hide. Obviously, United were trying to get hold of me. So was Lyn. There were some tough times. It was like a movie”, he added.