An Islamic exorcist has made the bizarre claim that beautiful women are more likely to be possessed by evil spirits. Mallam Luthfi Jamal-Baba, an Imam and exorcist from Ghana, west Africa, said that although men can be inhabited by ‘jinns’ (spirits), beautiful women are more prone to possession. He said: “Some of the jinns are stubborn and when the victim is in a trance, they become violent and try to attack the exorcist during the exercise.”

“When it happens that way, the victims are tied with a rope and sometimes chained to chairs to keep them calm.” Jamal-Baba says he recites verses from the Quran to exorcise believers and usually has assistants to pin the victims down when they get violent during the procedure. However, Mallam Mohammad, another exorcist believes that caning victims during exorcism gets the jinns out more quickly. READ MORE