A Hong Kong businessman claims his wife had him arrested for bigamy on the mainland then hired his cellmates to attack him in a plot to make him sign over shares in companies worth at least HK$26 million. In a High Court writ, Wong Ming-fung states he signed the transfer documents while "extremely depressed and mentally unstable" because it was the only way his wife Li Pui-yuet would withdraw the complaint and he could walk free. Wong, who manufactures electrical appliances, says he was refused permission to contact a lawyer or relatives after being arrested by the Public Security Bureau of Lufeng, Guangdong, on October 25 last year. He was put in a 200 sq ft cell with 25 other prisoners, with only one open toilet and an open shower. The next day his torment worsened when five cellmates, who claimed to be acting on Li's instructions, attacked him and threatened to beat him again if he did not accede to her demands. In the following days, they "constantly disturbed" him to deprive him of sleep, he adds. His sister sent a lawyer on November 1 who said he had been barred from seeing him earlier. Then on November 8, Li visited Wong and, he says, he unwillingly signed over shares for five companies he set up with assets of HK$25.9 million. He was only released on November 24 after a month-long nightmare. Wong also claims Li forged his signature in papers filed at the Companies Registry. He wants compensation and an injunction preventing disposal of the shares.