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From: "DR. JOHN SANU" 
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 17:25:15
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>Dear Sir/Ma
>It is my great pleasure to write this letter to you.
>Firstly I must solicit your strictest confidence
>in this subject.
>This is by virtue of it's 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 parties
>and I hope that you keep it top secret because of the nature of the business.
>Within the Department of MINES AND POWER where I
>now work as a Director of Engineering and Projects and with the
>co-operation of four other very top government officials, including the erstwhile chair of the Contract Review Panel, we have under our
>control as overdue contract payment bills totaling Thirty-Eight
>Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$38,600,000.00),
>which we want to transfer to a foreign account, with the assistance and cooperation of a foreign company to receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign individual account to receive the funds.
>The source of the fund is as follows: During the
>last military Government of GENERAL SANNI ABACHA here in Nigeria, the
>government set up the PETROLEUM TRUST FUND to handle the Billions of
>Dollars of oil Revenue Accruing to Nigeria, this was to
>give the government some credibility. Unfortunately, top government
>officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts from
>the Petroleum Trust Funds which were grossly over invoiced. The present civilian government is not aware of the atrocities committed by their predecessors and as a result we have many such over invoiced contract payment pending and floating at the Central Bank of Nigeria. I as the former director of Bulk PURCHASE at the petroleum trust fund before it was handled over to the civilian government, I am aware of these funds and I have put together, with the cooperation of my colleague the sum of Thirty-Eight Million, Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars(US$38,600,000.00) contract payment. However, by virtue of our position as civil servants, we cannot acquire this money in our name. I was therefore delegated as a matter of urgency by my colleagues to look for an oversea partner into whose account we would transfer the funds hence we are writing you this letter.
>The present civilian Government is determined to pay foreign contractors all the debts owed so as to maintain an amicable
>relationship with both the foreign Government and the Non Government
>Financial Agencies. We have decided to include our bills for approval with the cooperation of some officials of the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA. We seek your assistance in providing us
>with a good company account or personal account into which we can remit this money, you will be acting as an ORGINAL CONTRACTOR in this deal, the funds will be paid to you. This we can do by SWAPPING of account information and changing of the beneficiary information to apply for payment, and prepare letters of claim
>and job description on your behalf. This process would be an internal
>arrangement with the departments concerned and we will handle
>this here, your duty is to act as the contractor and have the
>contract sum paid to you. 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$9,650,000 (25%), US$27,020,000.00(70%) for us and US$1,930,000.00 (5%)for taxation and miscellaneous expenses. We will like to invest our share in any profitable venture in your country and we will greatly appreciate your assistance in this direction, as we cannot bring money into Nigeria. The business itself is 100% safe and fail proof, provided you treat it with utmost secrecy and confidentiality, your line of
>specialization does not matter as it cannot hinder the successful execution of this transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and I hope you will not disappoint me. Mail to indicate your willingness to
>assist us. I will bring the complete picture of the transaction
>to your knowledge when I have heard from you.
>Thanks for your cooperation,
>Kindest regards