Ajayi is a native of Rore community in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect contacted Adejugbe a few days ago over his plan to assemble about 100 traditional rulers in Ekiti for a meeting with a presidential aspirant based in Abuja.
NAN was reliably informed that he had exchanged text messages with Oba Adejugbe while introducing himself as the Paramount ruler of Gbomina Ekiti kingdom in Kwara State.
Ajayi was also alleged to have produced a banner with his picture in full traditional regalia alongside that of Oba Adejugbe announcing the planned meeting.
The content of the banner caught the attention of some traditional chiefs of the Ewi-in-Council, who immediately removed it and took it to Ewi for confirmation.
On arrival at the palace, Ajayi was unable to give a satisfactory explanation on his motives for the meeting, while Ewi was suspicious of his traditional regalia.
“Immediately I saw him in his regalia with long beads and round beads like those used in Benin Kingdom, I became suspicious.
“I asked my chiefs their opinion of a Yoruba Oba using traditional beads of Yoruba lineage over crossed beads of Igbo tradition, and they all expressed surprise as well.
He said he had also told the police to brief him accordingly as the case progressed.
When contacted, the Area Crime Officer, Mr Akerekan Usman, confirmed the invitation on the order of the Ewi.
Usman added that the suspect had been arrested because he could not give satisfactory explanation on his personality.
“We have officially arrested him, because he could not convince us of his traditional status.
“Unfortunately for the suspect, I am also from Igbomina area of Kwara and I can confirm that there is no place around there that is called Gbomina,” he said.
Speaking with NAN, the spokesperson of Kwara Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the receipt of the suspect, the case file and other exhibits from Ekiti Command, adding that investigation was ongoing. (NAN)