|Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 03:14:01 +0100|
|Subject: GOOD DAY|
FROM. DESK OF USMAN ADAMU.
CHAIRMAN OF CONTRACT REVIEW PANNEL.
PLOT, 2222 MARIAN ROAD IKOYI
VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS-NIGERIA
I got your esteemed address from the internet during my search for reliableindividual/company who can jointly handle strictly confidential transaction with me which involves the transfer of a reasonable sum of money to a foreign bank account. Due to the nature of this business transaction, a neutral person like you is preferred. For introductory purpose, I am DR. USMAN ADAMU, a member of the Contract Review Panel set up by the newly elected civilian government of Nigeria to look into all contract awards and payments to foreign contractors by all her agencies with a view of ascertaining their genuineness.
In the course of our investigation, it was discovered that every contractors have been paid her entitlement in full, but in the suspense account of the Nigeria National Petroleum corporation with Central bank of Nigeria we found about US $10.5m. Further findings revealed that it was as a result of the over-invoicing of certain contracts by officials of the Petroleum corporation.
With no one laying claims to this over-invoiced amount, the Contract Review Panel unanimously decided to transfer this money into a foreign bank account for their personal use. But because the code of conduct of the Federal civil service does not permit us (civil servants) to operate foreign accounts, we decided to solicit your assistance in transferring the fund. In order to test the sincerity of a Morrocan we had intended transfering the money into his account, we first transferred the sum of US$5m into his account but suprisingly, he refused to disburse our own share of the money to us threatening to report us to the Federal Government of our country,hence, our resolve to remit the balance of US$30.5m into the account of a reliable,trustworthy and sincere individual or organisation. To begin the transaction therefore, you are expected to make available through e-mail address the following information without further delay.
On receipt of the above information, application will be made in your company name to the relevant government agencies to procure approvals, recognising you as the original/bonafide beneficiary of the said contract entitlement. What this means is that claims to the fund will be through your company. You are therefore to act as the contractor who executed the contract for the said amount here in Nigeria and now wants payment for work done. Note, that with our positions in the civil-service arrangements have concluded to have the approvals issued to your company as soon as the requested information are made available. For your services, you will be entitled to 20% of the total amount, 75% will be for the Panel members that includes my humble self while the remaining 5% will be for the settlement of expenses incurred by both parties in the course of carrying out the transaction. As top civil servants, anything that will jeopardise our over 20years of selfless service to the nation must be avoided in order not to belabelled economic saboteurs. Therefore, we are imploring you to keep everything about this deal strictly confidential until the funds have been transferred. For further details, get in touch with me through my e-mail address and if you adhere strictly to instructions, this transaction will be concluded within 9 (nine) working days from the date of receipt of particulars requested. Note furthermore that the information required are important ingredients to the successful consumation of this deal. We have concluded all the necessary underground works to facilitate the smooth transfer of the funds into an account that you will norminate and fax to us.
All the security details have also been concluded. For instance, I have concluded arrangements to burn all the documents connected with this funds transfer as soon as the funds arrive in your bank account. This measure is simply to ensure that the funds is not traced to you in the future. Yoursecurity is guaranteed. As I await your prompt response, remember to keep the transaction strictly confidential at all times. For security of this transaction, you are to direct all communication with me through my e-mail:
CHAIRMAN OF CONTRACT REVIEW PANNEL