They called her “Mama” and according to cops, she lorded over a sprawling sex trafficking ring that used voodoo to keep her sex slaves terrified.
She is Jessica Edosomwan and along with 17 other women, she is one of Europe’s most wanted female criminals.
At her peak, the 26-year-old allegedly oversaw a sex ring of more than 60 women who were smuggled into France via Libya from their native Nigeria.
“Jessica Edosomwan was the ‘mama’ of this network,” Jacques Croly Labourdette, head of the French National Brigade for Fugitive Research told AFP.
“The mama took care of the girls but also had the mission to prospect in Nigeria … to find new recruits.”
If the women didn’t have sex with clients, their families were sentenced with reprisals.
“They were also subject to a ‘voodoo rite’, the ‘juju’, which was terrible for them, far more than threats,” Labourdette said, adding cops believe she is in Italy or Germany.
Now, investigators hope to bring Mama to trial along with 17 other femme Fatales, Europol said, adding “crime has no gender.”
ANGELINA SACJUKA, 30
She is wanted by Latvian cops for murder and grievous bodily harm after kicking a woman to death over a dispute.
Sacjuka, who buried the body beneath leaves, has been sentenced to four years in prison in absentia.
DOROTA KAZMIERSKA, 44
Investigators say Dorota blew her allegedly abusive husband Leszek’s brains out in Poland in January 2008.
She had been sentenced to 25 years in prison but was released in 2013 because of the “psychological state” of her son.
Now, she has vanished.
ILDIKO DUDAS, 31
Dudas is wanted by Hungarian cops for drug trafficking and abusing a minor.
She had been sentenced to six years in the slammer but is now on the run.
She would frequently bring her children with her to do dope deals in sleazy nightclubs.
Estonian police say Amberg is a big-time dope dealer who was sentenced to nearly two years in jail in 2017 but is now on the run.
“People think that usually these crimes are not being committed by women, but they are and they are equally as serious as those committed by men,” Europol spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet said.
ELENA PUZYREVICH, 39
So much for the sisterhood.
Puzyrevich is wanted for forcing young Russian girls into prostitution at a Spanish club after giving them bogus tourist visas and plane tickets.
She was sentenced to five years in prison for illegal detention — two years for prostitution-related offences and five years for crimes against the rights of foreign citizens.
ADILET SHAKIRGAZIEVA, 31
She is wanted in Malta for allegedly being part of a gang that robbed apartments on the Meditteranean island.
She was arrested in 2015 but granted bail and has since disappeared.
RENATA LORINC, 46
The light-fingered Slovak is wanted for making “unauthorized” withdrawals on behalf of clients at the bank where she worked.
In addition, she was in a “relationship manager” and acquired payment cards.
Cops say she moved to Connecticut in April 2015 and was found guilty in absence last January.
HILDE VAN ACKER, 56
Someone parked two bullets in the neck of British businessman Marcus John Mitchell in 2011 in De Haan, Belgium.
Van Acker and her lover Jean-Claude Lacote were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. But they vanished in 1996 and are believed to be hiding in South Africa.
ELISABETH GERTRUDE SKARITS, 63
This swindler is wanted by Austrian cops for real estate and rental frauds totaling $6.3 million.
White-collar crime indeed.
The crimes were allegedly committed while she worked as the managing director of a property management company. She vanished from an Austrian hotel in 2011.
IVETA TANCOSOVA, 52
She lured a young girl — who thought she was going to be a nurse — to the UK in 2010 and then forced her into prostitution.
Tancosova took the girl’s passport and then made her sell her body for sex. When she refused she was beaten before selling her to relatives in Ireland.
She was sentenced to almost eight years in prison but has been on the run since 2011.
ILDIKO ENDERLE, 43
Romanian cops want Enderle for recruiting young girls with the promise of jobs in Germany.
The girls were then sent to the Czech Republic where they were forced to work as prostitutes. Some were underage.
She was convicted of pimping, human trafficking and child trafficking but remains at large.
OTHER WOMEN WANTED IN EUROPE
Radina Stancheva Zhecheva was sentenced to five years in prison in Bulgaria for a number of frauds.
Elizabeth Dizon Honrada is wanted by Dutch cops for allegedly smuggling cocaine into the country.
And Monika Rafaelova, 46, is wanted for allegedly robbing elderly women in Sweden.