A mob yesterday lynched a suspected ritualist at Akenfa, a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. He was reportedly caught while trying to cut the body of a young woman he was accused of killing.
It was gathered that the woman, identified as Best, an indigene of Epie, was killed by the suspect. The community has come under attack by ritualists, who kill women and remove their body parts.
Sources said the suspect threatened to attack the mob with an axe when he was caught, but he was overpowered and burnt to death.
The Nation learnt that the man pretended to be mentally-deranged during the day, but turned to a killer at night.
The Nation, Friday 22, March.