A female native doctor, kidnapper and two Yahoo boys were on Monday burnt to death in Otuo community in Owan council area of Edo State.
Some buildings owned by families of the suspects were also razed.
Three of them were fingered in the death of 17-year-old Ohiole Glory, a student of Azama College in the community.
￼The fourth, known as Lukman, was said to be notorious kidnapper and robber.
According to reports, one of the boys was dragged to the Otuo Divisional Police Headquarters and killed in the presence of policemen and his corpse burnt.
A second suspect was allegedly caught few hours later and he was set ablaze.
The female native doctor from Kogi State, who was supposed to use the human parts severed from the victim to perform a ritual for them, was picked up at her residence, killed and set ablaze.
Confirming the incident, Edo State Police Commissioner, MrJimeta Lawan, said he had been “briefed” by the Divisional Police Officer.
The State Criminal and Investigations Department (SCID) is currently investigating the matter, he said.