Metin Mustafa says he was shackled and bound after being bundled into a van
A father from Farnborough who was bundled into a van and later 'kicked like a football' feared he would be murdered unless he came up with £25,000, a court has heard.
Metin Mustafa had his hands shackled and his legs tied with duct tape before being 'mummified' by being wrapped in a duvet and then a bin bag, prosecutor Stephen Parish told Winchester Crown Court on Friday, October 4.
Virginijus Suchodolskis, 37, Giedrius Cerniauskas, 30, both of Erebus Drive in West Thamesmead, London, Dzeraldas Jacinskas, 42, of Albert Road, North Woolwich, and Domantas Karpas, 31 of Pyrethrum Way, Willingham in Cambridgeshire all deny kidnapping Mr Mustafa.
All four, along with Vladislavas Tebenkovas, 29, of no fixed abode, also deny false imprisonment.
The five, along with Kornelijus Suchodolskis, 18, of Portswood Road, Southampton, also deny blackmail.
The gang are alleged to have kidnapped Mr Mustafa outside his home in All Saints Crescent, Farnborough on March 22.
Mr Parish said the kidnappers threw Mr Mustafa into the back of a van and proceeded to 'beat the living daylights out of him'.
He said the kidnappers told him they were 'drug killers' and 'killed drug dealers like him'.
"He was convinced he was going to be murdered," Mr Parish told a jury of eight women and four men.
"At one point he could hear water and thought he was going to be driven into a lake to be drowned."
Mr Parish said Mr Mustafa was kept in a van overnight and then driven to a garage on an industrial estate in Cambridge.
He added ransoms calls were made to Mr Mustafa's partner Karen Cook, which led police to the relevant area and officers were able to carry out surveillance of the gang.
On March 28, six days after the alleged kidnapping, police stopped a Mercedes car in Cambridge. In the back, hooded, was Mr Mustafa.
The trial continues.