May, 7, 2002
Forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and if it might offend you without your prior consent and writing through this channel.
I am Dr. Aku Sinachi, The Secretary, Contract Award Committee of the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC).
We wish to transfer the sum of USD32, 000,000.00 (Thirty - two Million United States Dollars only.) into your personal or company bank account.
This fund was a residue of the over invoiced contract bills awarded by us for the TURN AROUND MAINTENANCE OF OUR PETROLEUM REFINREIES and Supply of hard/soft wares, pharmaceuticals/medical items, light and heavy duty vehicles, apparels and other administrative logistics etc for the NNPC.
This DEAL was deliberately hatched out and carefully protected with all the attendant lope holes sealed off,. as the secretary of CAC,I have the cooperation and mandate of the Chairman of the Committee. We arranged and over invoiced the contract funds supplied by different companies .
It was our consensus to seek the assistance of a willing foreigner to provide us with the facilities to transfer this money out of Nigeria. This is borne out of our situation whereby we cannot legally claim ownership of the funds as the funds should belong to Foreign registered contractors only.
We shall use our position to effect all the necessary documentation to give you the legal backing to carry-out this contract..
The original contractors have been duly paid by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) This balance is suspended in the NNPC accounts with the CBN awaiting claims by any foreign company of our choice. We intend to pay out this fund NOW as the committee is winding up its activities..
Based on the laws and ethics of employment, we as civil servants working under this organization , are not allowed to operate a foreign account. This is the more reason why we needed your assistance to provide an account that can sustain this fund for safe keeping and our future investment with your comprehensive advise, assistance and partnership in your country.,as we cannot bring our shares back to Nigeria.
It is however agreed, as the account owner in this deal to allow you 20% of the entire sum as compensation, 70% will be held on trust for us while 10% will be used to defray any incidental charges and cost during the course of the transaction.
This transaction will be successfully concluded within 14 days if you accord us your unalloyed and due cooperation. You should provide the followings;
- YOUR COMPANY`S NAME WITH COMPLETE ADDRESS,TEL AND FAX NUMBERS.(if available)
- THE NAME OF YOUR BANK,ITS ADDRESS WITH TEL,FAX AND TELEX NUMBERS.
- THE ACCOUNT NUMBER
- THE COMPLETE MAILING ADRRESS OF THE BENEFICIARY WITH TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.
Upon the receipt of this information, the documents and approval with the texts will be sent to you for confirmation and then forwarded to the organization for ratification and subsequent payment.
As with the case of all organized (sensitive) and conspired DEALS, we solicit for your unreserved confidentiality and utmost secret in this business. We hope to retire peacefully and lead a honorable business life afterwards. There are no risks involved.
REPLY URGENTLY FOR MORE DETAILS.
Dr. Aku Sinachi