A fisherman accused of plotting the kidnap of missing tycoon Teddy Wang Teh-huei told police his uncle got him involved against his will and later sent a hitman to silence him. Fan Kam-tai, 41, said he was also stabbed, chopped and beaten by three men who wanted him to help them flee to the Philippines because the plan had gone wrong. 'I felt that in such circumstances I would surely meet my doom,' he told detectives in 1995. But Fan knew the mainlander allegedly hired to kill him. 'He refused to do it. He informed me of it secretly,' he told the police. Fan also escaped from three attackers who chopped his leg and battered his elbow with a piece of wood, a court heard yesterday. Fan has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to kidnap Wang, whose fate has remained a mystery since the abduction in April 1990, when he was 57. The fisherman was questioned by police in September 1995 after being handed over by mainland authorities. He said his uncle, referred to as Mak Yau, had asked him to carry 'something' on his ship for four or five days. When Fan protested that his vessel was not working properly, his uncle's friend had threatened that his family would be burned alive if he did not do as he was told. The fisherman said he saw a gang member lift someone on to the vessel from a small boat. Fan said he remained in the wheelhouse for two days while the captive was on board. He said the victim was then removed from the boat and taken to a nearby hillside. It was soon after this that Fan's uncle hired a hitman to kill him and three men demanded he help them flee and attacked him when he refused, the court heard. Fan was charged with kidnapping on September 27, 1995. But the charge was withdrawn by the prosecution two months later. He was arrested again last August and charged with conspiracy. The Court of First Instance trial, before Mr Justice Frank Stock, continues today.