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It is with my profound dignity that I write you this very important
and highly confidential letter. First, I must solicit your strictest
confidentiality in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature
as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and "TOP SECRET". Though I know that a
transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and
worried,considering the fact that we have not met each other
before,but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the
day. We have decided to contact you by email due to the urgency of
this transaction,as we have been reliably informed that it will take
at least a minimum of two to three weeks for a normal post to reach
you, so we decided it is best using the e-mail.

However, let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I am
Dr.Martins Ufuoma, a Director General in the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC) and I presently head a seven man tenders board in
charge of Contract Awards and Payment Approvals. I came to know of
you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very
confidential business transaction which involves the transfer of a
huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum CONFIDENCE.
I and my colleagues are Top Officials of the Federal Government
Contract Review and Award Panel. Our duties include Evaluation,
Vetting, Approval for payment of Contract jobs done for the N.N.P.C
e.t.c. In order to commence this business we solicit for your
assistance to enable us transfer into your Account the said funds.

The source of this funds is as follows: In the first quarter of 2001
this committee was mandated to review and award contracts to the tune
of US$400 million US dollars to a group of five firms for the supply
, construction and installation of Oil Pipe lines in Warri and Port
Harcourt. During this process my colleagues and I decided and agreed
among ourselves to deliberately over-inflate the total contract sum
from US$400 million to US$428 million United States dollars with the
main intention of sharing the remaining sum of US$28 miilion
amongst ourselves.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has since last year approved the
sum of US$428 million for us as the contract sum, and the sum of
US$400 million has also been paid to the foreign companies concerned
as contract entitlements for the various contracts done, but since
the companies are entiltled to US$400 million dollars only, we are
now left with US$28 million dollars balance in the account which we
intend to disburse amongst ourselves, but by virtue of our positions
as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot do this by
ourselves, as we are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil
Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our
names while still in Government service, making it impossible for us
to acquire the money in our names right now. I have therefore, been
delegated as a matter of trust and urgency by my colleagues in the
panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would
transfer the sum of US$28 million. Hence we are writing you this

My Colleagues and I have agreed that if you or your company can act
as the beneficiary of this funds on our behalf, you or your Company
will retain 20% of the total amount (US$28 million), while 60% will
be for us (OFFICIALS) and the remaining 20% will be used in
offsetting all debts/expenses and Taxes incurred both local and
foreign in the cause of this transfer. Needless to say, the trust
reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return we demand your
complete honesty and trust. You must however NOTE that this
transaction will be strictly based on the following terms and
conditions as we have stated below;

a) Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence
b) That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and
c) That you will not ask for more share or try to sit on the funds
once it is under your custody, or any form of blackmail.
c) That upon receipt of the funds you will release the funds as
instructed by us after you have removed your share of 20% from the
total amount.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% legal and risk free and we
hope to conclude this transaction seven bank working days from the
date of receipt of the necessary requirements from you . We are
looking forward to doing business with you and solicit your Total
Confidentiality in this transaction. There is no cause for alarm. I
give you my word that you are completely safe in doing business with
us. Transactions like this have been successfully carried out in the
past by most Government executives. Here in my country there is great
economic and political disarray and thus looting and corruption is
rampant and the order of the day, thus explaining why you might have
heard stories of how money is been taken out of Nigeria, this is
because everyone is making desperate attempts to secure his or her
future, so that when we retire from active service we donot languish
in poverty. I will explain more to you when I have heard from you.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above e-mail
address. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending
business transaction when I have heard from you and also receive your
confidential telephone and fax numbers to enable me fax to you all
necessary information you need to know about our pending business
transaction. I will also send to you my private telephone and fax
numbers where you can always reach me.

Your urgent response will be highly appreciated to enable us transfer
the funds under this quarter of the year 2002.

Thank you and God Bless.

Yours faithfully,

Dr.Martins Ufuoma.