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Nigerian woman extradited, served 13-year jail term in Italy

A Nigerian woman described as one of the top hundred most dangerous and wanted fugitives in the world, has been jailed for 13 years.

According to reports, the woman was extradited to Italy to serve her 13-year jail term on grounds of “criminal conspiracy, enslavement, human trafficking and exploitation of prostitution.

The woman who has been identified as Jeff Joy was extradited from Abuja to Italy after years of being on an Italian wanted list for a long time.

Jeff Joy who is known to be the head of the mafia gang was reportedly the one responsible for receiving potential Nigerian victims upon their arrival in Italy and managing their operations as they settled in the country.

The statement issued by the Italian National Police reads;

“The investigations by the Ancona policemen date back to 2007 when the woman held an important role in the management of the pro§tit¥tion business between Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, characterized by violence and thr£ats also against the families of girls in Nigeria.

The crim¥nal is one of the few women included in the list of 100 dang£rous fugitives, drawn up by the integrated joint group for the search for fugitives of the Central Directorate of the Criminal Police.

Her extradition represents the first provision under the extradition treaty between Italy and Nigeria, signed in 2020, and was possible thanks to the joint work of the Nigerian judiciary, the Italian ambassador in Nigeria, and the Italian Ministry of Justice.

“Following an investigation by officials of the International Police Cooperation Service (SCIP) in the African country and the issuance of a red notice in 2010, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian intelligence service, managed to track down and arrest the woman on June 4, 2022.”