It was gathered that the young man pretended to be mentally unstable in order to carry out the nefarious act in Sapele area of the state.
It was gathered that he was apprehended while trying to blow powder (which had cowries round it) on the boy in a bid to hypnotize him.
The suspect was immediately captured and beaten mercilessly by the mob. It was revealed that during the beating, the young man was making some incantations for reasons best known to him, before he was stabbed in the chest with a sharp object.
The police later came to his rescue as the suspect was dragged to a station in the area for further interrogation.