In an interview with Ghanaweb, exorcist, Mallam Luthfi Jamal-Baba, claims that there are certain demonic entities that are drawn to attractive women, making them more susceptible than anybody else to possession by evil spirits. He advises women to pray and bath regularly as this keeps the demons at bay. However, his peer and fellow exorcist, Mallam Mohammad, disagrees. He believes that bathing in the water or the sun only serves as further invitation for these demonic entities, and that the only sure way to avoid possession is for women to “wrap up” and dress as modestly as possible.
Mohammad also believes that striking the afflicted women is the most effective way to expel demonic spirits from their hosts.
“The victims, at that moment, do not feel the pain. The jinns are the ones who feel the pain and it is at this moment, together with the Quranic recitation, that they flee,” Mohammad said.