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Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 00:22:21
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Firstly, I must crave your indulgence, by virtue of this contact to you, to
please go through this message, with all seriousness, and give it a very
confidential dispostion. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly
confidential and top secret. A member of the Nigeria Export Promotion
Council (N.E.P.C.) who was part of the federal government delegation
to your country during a trade exhibition gave your particulars to me. I
have decided to seek a confidential operation with you in the execution
of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all the parties and
hope that you keep it top secret because of the nature of the business.
Within the ministry of petroleum resources where I work as a director
of engineering and projects, and with the co-operation of four other
very top officials, we have under our
control as overdue contract payments, bills totaling Thirty One Million
United States Dollars, which we want to transfer to a foreign account,
with the assistance and co-operation of a reliable foreign individual
account to receive the funds.
The source of the fund is as follows: during the last military government
here in Nigeria
which lasted about eleven months, government officials set up
companies and awarded
themselves various contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in
various ministries. The present civilian government is not aware of the
atrocities committed by their predecessors and as a result, we have a
lot of such over invoiced contract payments pending which we have
identified floating at the central bank of Nigeria ready for payment.
However by virtue of our position as civil servants, we cannot acquire
this money in our names. I was therefore delegated as a matter of
urgency by my colleagues to look for an over seas partner into whose
account we would transfer the sum of US$31,000,000.00 (THIRTY
writing you this letter.
Since the present civilian government is determined to pay foreign
contractors debts owed so as to maintain an amiable relationship with
foreign governments and non-government financial agencies. We have
decided to include our bills for approval with the co-operation of some
officials of the federal ministry of finance (F.M.F) and the central bank
of Nigeria (C.B.N). We are seeking your assistance in providing us
with a good company account or any other offshore bank account into
which we can remit this money by acting our main partner and trustee
or acting as the original contractor. This we can do by swapping of
account information and changing of beneficiary and other pertinent
information to apply for payment. By this act, we would be using your
company information to apply for payment, and prepare letters of claim
and job description on behalf of your company. This process would be
an internal arrangement with the departments concerned.
I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you
be willing to assist us in this transaction, your share as compensation
will be us$6.2 million (20%), us$21.7 million (70%) for us and us$3.1
(10%) for taxation and miscellaneous expenses.

This transaction is closely knitted and in view of our SENSITIVE
POSITION we cannot afford a slip, I assure you that this transaction is
100% risk free. We will avail you with our identities as regards our
respective offices, when relationship is fully established and smooth
operation commences. I am at your disposition to entertain any
question(s) from you in respect of this transaction, so contact me
immediately via my direct email or fax number 234-1-7597517 for
further information on the requirements and procedure. We are making
arrangement for a confidential telephone number because we cannot
afford to use our official telephone number because of the nature of this
transaction .Please note that this transaction needs utmost confidentiality
and your immediate response will be highly appreciated. I will expound
further the necessary details that you need to know, when I have heard
from you..

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr Osagie.