Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL/URGENT
FROM: MRS MARIAM ABACHA
C/O BARR. UDO UDOKA
LAGOS - NIGERIA.
I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha, the widow of the late Gen. Sanni Abacha former Nigerian Military Head of State who died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest.
Since after my husband’s death my family is under restriction of movement and that not withstanding, we are being molested, policed and our bank Account both here and abroad are being frozen by the Nigeria Government.
Furthermore, my elder son is in detention by the Nigerian Government for more interrogation about my husband’s assets and some vital documents.
Following the recent discovery of my husband’s Bank Account by the Nigerian Government with Swiss Bank in which the huge sum of US$700 Million and DM450 Million was logged. I therefore decided to contact you in confidence that l was able to move out the sum of US$28.6 Million Dollars, which was secretly defaced and is sealed in two Metal Boxes for security reasons.
I therefore personally, appeal to you seriously and religiously for your urgent assistance to move this money into your country where l believe it will be safe since l cannot leave the country due to the restriction of movement imposed on the members of my family by the Nigeria Government.
My lawyer shall arrange with you for a face to face meeting outside Nigeria in order to liaise with you toward effective completion of this money out of the country in a secret vault through a security company in America/Europe, and as soon as you indicate your interest my Lawyer shall send you the Air-Way Bill of the Luggage and other related documents that will help you claim the Luggage.
Conclusively, we have agreed to offer you 30% of the total sum while 70% is to be held on trust by you until we can decide on a suitable business investment in your country subsequent to our free movement by the Nigerian Government.
Please reply urgently and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity.
HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA (MRS).
I got your mail and am very happy for your reply and acceptance to help me out. I say may Good almighty help and grant you every of your heart desire.
THIS IS MY PRIVATE BOX ....... SO YOU CAN REPLY ME THROUGH THIS BOX.
Sir this money was deposited in a security company . Because of our present condictions here now ,I have decided to moving it to the security company affiliate office abroad to use it for investments in your country and to buy a bungalow as I have decided to base in your country.
I will even like to have joint business with your company Sir, what am now soliciting to you now is to help me stand as the benficiary of the money when the money is being moved to abroad.
Beacuse I have concluded every necessary arrangements of moving the money abroad with the security company Secondery, is to help look for lucrative investments that we will invest the money on when I come over there. And once you indicate your readyness and full interest to help me I will send you all the documents used in depositing the money with them.
Note also that this money is not a dubios or stolen money and is 100%risk free.
For better communication and easy understanding I will like you to send me your phone and fax numbers Am urgently waiting for your reply and may God bless and guide you Amen.
Note that I and my family are now on asylum in Nigeria because of the political situation in my country
Reference: to my email of ....
Let me seize this opportunity to introduce my self to you.
I am barrister Udoka. The attorney to her excellency Dr. Mrs Mariam Abacha and I have been appointed by her excellency to solicit on her behalf regarding this transaction of US$28M that she proposed to you.
I hope by now you would have known the status of the consignment in the security company ?
However arrangement is on ground to move this consignment containing the whole funds to their affiliate in Canada while you will be requested to come forth and claim the consignment.
Please let us know your capability of assisting my client to proceed to Canada to clear the consignment?
While you are there, one of our associate will meet with you to finalize the transaction with you.
In Canada, a non- residential account will be opened on your name for lodgment of the funds through the non residential account to your original account in America and this has to be done bit by bit to avoid American government raising an eyebrows on the funds.
I have been instructed also by my client to draft an international binding agreement that will guarantee you that the funds is meant for investment in your country.
And this agreement will clearly entails the different % my client wish to invest under your care and the % promised to you for assistance which is irrevocable.
Immediately this is done, it will be faxed across to you to endorse your signature and fax back to us.
Therefore, to enable me prepare this, I will like to have the following from you.
YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS
YOUR TEL AND FAX NO INCLUDING YOUR FIRST PAGE AND SECOND PAGE OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT to be applied to the security for recognition of Identity by the time you arrive Canada to put claim to the consignment.
I await your urgent response
ALHAJA MARIAM ABACHA
Sent: Thursday, February .., ... ... AM
From: Alhaja Mariam Abacha
I got your contact from my husband's address book and with a heart full of tears I write to seek for your help at this time of grief in my family. I am Alhaja Mariam Abacha, the wife of Nigeria's former head of state, Late Gen. Sani Abacha.
Soon after the demise of my husband, the succeeding regime of Abdusallami Abubakar besieged my family and started probing every activity of my husband while in office. The present civilian government continued with probe to the extent of arresting my son Mohammed Abacha alongside with my husband's Chief Security Officer (CSO), major Hamza Mustapha. The two are currently facing trial in the court.
Several false allegation of murder of some politician, Activists/prodemocracy agents; misgovernance and vast loot of the Nations Treasury were levelled against my husband. As a result, all our properties have been seized and our Bank Account frozen leaving us with no means of livelihood.
The only money left for us is a defaced cash sum of US$60M (Sixty Million U.S Dollars) contained in three trunk boxes which I instructed my half brother to take out of the country immediately my husband died. The money has to be defaced in order to beat security operatives while on transit. My half brother was able to cross the boxes to Ghana and deposited them with a Trust / Security Company as family Treasures before his death.
Right now, my family is in urgent need of having this money invested outside West Africa because of several ongoing probes on ex-service men and also political instasbility in the country.
My request therefore is for you to give me necessary assistance to claim this money from the security company and transfer it to your personal account in your country. Our family lawyer will process the enabiling documents in your name as the Trustee/Beneficiary of the fund to facilitate its withdrawal.
I have much hope that you will certainly help me out of this crisis situation. I am equally willing to compensate your effort with the sum of US$10M when the money arrives your account.
Please note that government is still keeping surveillance over the activities of my family with regards to travelling and Telephone calls. Therefore you should treat this business with absolute confidentiality. All your correspondence to me must be strictly through my lawyer's e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The lawyer as my representative would be meeting you in due course on my behalf as the need may arise.
I assure you that no risk of any kind is involved in this transaction.
I eargerly await your immediate reply. Endeavour to give me your private telephone and fax numbers so that I can reach you anytime.
May Allah bless you.
ALHAJA MARIAM ABACHA
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 8:15 AM
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE.
I am MRS MARRIAM ABACHA a Widow, I was the former first lady Federal Republic of Nigeria, married to LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA the late Nigerian military Head of State. I am presently in distress and under house arrest while my son Mohammed is undergoing trial in Oputa Panel Lagos and Abuja, this Panel was set up by the present civilian regime .
My son is presently detained in prison custody. The government has frozen all our family accounts, all our buildings at Abuja Federal capital territory was seized at the same time auctioned our remaining properties. To save the family from total bankruptcy I have managed to remove the sum of Thirty million US Dollars ( $ 30 .000.000.00 ) cash through covert means. This was only money kept by my late husband in our family save at KANO STATE of Nigeria.
It was deposited in, an under cover security firm outside Nigeria, but a neighboring country. I want you to receive this money and pay into your account for the family safety. Immediately, my daughter will proceed to meet with you because she is the only one that has free movement, the men are monitored by the security Agents.
You will be well compensate for assisting me secure this money fast before it is located by the Nigerian Government Agents.
Contact me immediately with my E-mail address so that I can forward to you all necessary details. Endeavor to send your private phone and fax numbers for easy communications.
MRS. MARIAM ABACHA