In Nigeria West Africa the Yoruba tribe believes

In Nigeria, West Africa the Yoruba tribe believes Egbere is a malevolent spirit that inhabits woods and is seen at night. It is said to be short, owns a (small) mat, and cries all the time. Also that whoever took the mat of wealth from him will be rich beyond imagination and they often come back for their mats which turns out deadly all the time as they set to sometimes kills whoever has had their mats. However, they are said to hate smoke so if you have the mat, you can as well keep smoking cigarette or anything else to avoid them moving closer to you.