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From: "mr james eke" 
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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 17:15:27 +0200
Subject: urgent contact
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Mr.James Eke.

No 16 Kingsway Rd,


I am Mr.James Eke an Accountant in the Nigerian
National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC) and I head a seven-man tenders
committee in charge of
Foreign/Expatriate Contract Awards Review and Payment
Approvals (CRPAC).
I came to know of your name and address in my search
for a reliable and
low-key person to handle a very confidential
transaction based on
unflinching trust as we have not met before. This
transaction involves
the transfer of huge sum of foreign exchange (the
United States Dollars)
to a foreign account. There were a series of contracts
executed by a
Consortium of Multinationals in the oil industry in
favour of NNPC among
which are:

(1) The expansion and rehabilitation of the ageing
pipeline network
within Nigeria for crude oil and downstream products
distribution and
evacuation - US$9 Billion;
(2) Contracts for the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of
the four
epileptic refineries in the country;
(3) The construction of more storage tanks and
maintenance and servicing of old ones for Petroleum
Products Storage
(Depots) - US$90 Million;
(4) The construction of Escravos Gas Poduction
Offshore facility.
The original value of these contracts was deliberately
over-invoiced in
the sum of USD Eighteen Million,Five Hundred Thousand
($18,500,000.00) by this committee (CRPAC) during the
awards of the various contract. This sum
($18,500,000.00) has now been approved for payment by
this committee (CRPAC)and is now ready to be
transfered by the Central Bank of Nigeria to the
account of any individual and or company which the
CRPAC presents as the beneficiary, since the company
that actually executed these contracts has been fully
paid their fund and the projects have been officialy
commissioned. Consequently, my colleagues and I are
willing to transfer the total amount to your account
for subsequent disbursement on our behalf, since we as
civil servants and we are also serving in a sensitive
foreign payment approval committee (CRPAC) are
prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil
Service Laws) from opening or
operating foreign account and or dealing in foreign
exchange in our
names. Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at
this juncture is
enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20%
of the transferred
sum, while 10% shall be set aside for incidental
expenses (internal and
external) accrued between the parties in the course of
the transaction.
You must however note that this transaction is subject
to the following
terms and conditions:
a) Our conviction of your transparent honesty and
b) That you would treat this transaction with utmost
secrecy and
c) That you have an unflincing trust in us, and our
ability to complete
all official processes with your co-operation;
(d) That the funds would be transfered to an ordinary
account which you
have total control over.
Modalities have been worked out at the highest levels
of the relevant
government departments involved and the Central Bank
of Nigeria for the
immediate transfer of funds within 14 working days
subject to your
satisfaction of the above stated terms. Our assurance
is that your role
is risk-free. To accord this transaction the legality
deserves and for mutual security of the fund, the
approvalprocedures will be officially and legally
processed with your
name or the name of any company you may nominate as
the bonafide beneficiary, as
in an ideal situation.It is imperative that you bear
in mind that having
put in 19 years in the service of the government, I am
averse to having
my image and career dented. This matter should
therefore be treated with
utmost secrecy and urgency.
Kindly expedite action by contacting me on my e-mail
address, indicating
your interest in this transaction. For swift response
to your
reply,kindly indicate your fax and telephone numbers
clearly so that I
can explain further, especially by fax. I am urgently
waiting your reply
as payment to foreign contractors is usually made on
quarterly basis.
Yours faithfully,
Mr.James Eke.