A CHARTERED accountant was kidnapped in the car park of his Sai Kung home and a ransom of more than $2 million paid before he was freed by police, the High Court heard yesterday. His abductor, unemployed Wong Chi-hung, 30, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an arrestable offence. Because he had a clean record, Deputy Judge Daniell deferred sentencing until February 8, pending a background report. Senior Crown Counsel Hamish Melwaney told the court that Szeto Kin-wah drove home at about 6.20 pm on March 7 after taking his wife to the airport. As he was getting out of his car, Wong appeared with what looked like a pistol and pushed Mr Szeto back into the driver's seat. Wong sat in the rear and ordered Mr Szeto to drive to Clear Water Bay. When they reached Wing Lung Road, Junk Bay, Mr Szeto was told to stop. He was tied up and was put in the boot after giving Wong the telephone number of his father-in-law. At one point, Mr Szeto was also blindfolded. He was later taken to a stone hut where he was questioned. Wong told him there was a gunman on guard outside. The next day, Mr Szeto was made to speak to his father-in-law on a mobile phone. He was freed by police later that day. Wong had made several telephone calls to Mr Szeto's father-in-law to negotiate the ransom. He was arrested at 5 pm that day at the Shun Tak Centre, Western, in possession of $2.1 million.