Nigerian woman, one of Italy's 'most wanted', extradited

STORY: A Nigerian woman was extradited from Abuja to Rome on Wednesday (March 8), Italian police said, to serve a 13-year prison sentence for crimes including running a prostitution ring.

Joy Jeff is one of the few women on Italy's most wanted list, according to a police statement that described the 48-year-old as a prominent figure in the Nigerian mafia. She had been wanted in Italy since 2010.

Italian investigators say Jeff played a leading role in trafficking women to Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

They were then forced into prostitution by violence and threats.

Jeff had been convicted in her absence.