Italian police announced on Wednesday, that a Nigerian woman who had been on the run from them since 2010 had been flown back to Rome, where she had been found guilty of offenses including running a prostitution ring and had been given a 13-year prison sentence.
According to a statement released by the authorities, Joy Jeff, 48 years old, was one of a bunch of women on Italy’s most-wanted list and was a major member of the “Nigerian Mob”.
A 2020 agreement between Italy and Nigeria made extradition easier. According to the statement, she was detained on June 4, 2022, in Nigeria according to an international warrant issued by Italy.
Jeff was a key player in the trafficking of women to Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands, where they were coerced into prostitution using violence and intimidation, according to Italian investigators in the eastern city of Ancona. She has been convicted in her absence.
The woman was shown in a video published by the Italian police being flown from the Nigerian capital Abuja to Rome’s Ciampino airport before being escorted away by police in a wheelchair.