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Police on Thursday arraigned leaders of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), before an Ilorin Chief Magistrates’ court for alleged wrongful confinement to extort property.

Chairman of the faction, Prince Sunday Fagbemi were docked with four others before the Magistrate, Mrs Kuburat Yahaya.

The other accused persons were Alhaji Illiasu Ibrahim, Alhaji Atanda Soro, Mr. Jide Usman and Captain Isiaka Alao (rtd).

Mr Kunle Suleiman, who was one of the accused persons was absent in court.

Police Prosecutor, Insp Mathew Saye told the court that the accused persons committed the offence contrary to section 260 of penal code law on October 31, 2016.

According to the FIR, the factional leaders were arrested based on a report by one Sharafadeen Ibrahim, State PDP Youth Leader to the police.

The prosecutor said PDP Chief Security Officer reported to the Police that Prince Fagbemi, a factional chairman of the party led over 100 “miscreants and thugs into the party secretariat along Asa Dam, Ilorin.

Saye said they forced themselves into some offices at the PDP secretariat and caused damages to properties in the offices.

He said the accused persons were also alleged to have carted away properties of the party.

The prosecutor promised to bring Kunle Suleiman before the court at the next adjourned date.

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