Former Super Falcons star James Johnson has narrated how he escaped a recent kidnap attempt in Abuja.
Johnson, formerly known as Iyabo Abade, had won several caps with the women’s national team before it was discovered that she was a hermaphrodite.
Now a male after undergoing surgery some years back, Johnson recounted his nightmare in the hands of the three men, who attempted to kidnap him.
“I was on my way out early in the morning, around 5:30am, when three guys accosted me and ordered me to enter their car. I was all alone at the bus stop at Jikwoyi area of Karu in Abuja when it happened but I thank God almighty for making me a sports person, if not, they would have taken me away,” he stated.
Johnson said it took a stiff resistance from him before he was let go, but not before leaving him with a broken finger.
“I fought the three guys with all my life; I was faced between life and death and it could have been the last chance I had to fight, so I did. I took all their blows but it came with injuries; they broke my finger, took my phone and money,” he stated.
“One of them said they should twist my neck, which made me to fight even harder. When they saw that I was too strong for them, they rushed into their car and zoomed off. I thank God that I’m alive today.”