A Nigerian woman who has been wanted in Italy since 2010 has been flown from Abuja back to Rome, Italian police said in a statement on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
Joy Jeff, 48, was tried in absentia in 2010 and sentenced to 13 years in jail for criminal conspiracy, slavery, people trafficking and living off proceeds of prostitution.
The fugitive was one of the few women on Italy’s most-wanted list, police said in the statement, describing her as a prominent figure in the Nigerian mafia.
The extradition was facilitated by a treaty signed by Nigeria and Italy in 2020. She was arrested in Nigeria on June 4, 2022, on an international warrant issued by Italy, the statement said.