Two men involved in separate abductions last week appeared in court briefly yesterday morning. Lai Kong-hung, 26, from Guangdong province, was remanded in custody after a hearing at Kwun Tong Court. He entered no plea to one charge of forcible taking or detention related to the kidnapping of businessman and race-horse owner So Cha-tong, 80, on Wednesday. Lai and another unnamed man were alleged to have detained So against his will 'to procure a ransom or benefit for his liberation'. The case was adjourned to February 18 for an identity parade. In a separate hearing at the North Kowloon Magistrates Court, garage worker Cheung Chi-shing, 31, appeared to face one charge of forcible taking or detention. No plea was entered. He was alleged to have abducted a woman, Lam Wai-shan, on Thursday. Ms Lam's sister is the girlfriend of late tycoon Li Po-chun's grandson. The court heard that Ms Lam had been bundled into a waiting van, where Cheung allegedly tied her up before driving her to a vacant hut at Yuen Long. Cheung then allegedly demanded $30 million from the woman's sister. The case was adjourned until February 8 and Cheung was remanded in custody.