PATRICK OMENE on Thu, 21 Nov 2002 07:59:02 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] thanks for the anticipation

Dear sir,


Firstly, I must solicit your strictest confidentiality
in this transaction. This is by virtue of its nature
as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and “TOP SECRET.” Though
I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make
anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you
that all will be well at the end of the day. We have
decided to contact you first by your email due to the
urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably
informed that it will take at least two to three weeks
for a normal post to reach you. So we decided it is
best using the email.

Let me start by first introducing myself properly to
you. I am CHIEF. PATRICK EMEJE, a senior official in the
nigerian national petroluem corporation and I head a Three-man tender board in charge of Contracts Awards and payment Approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential business transaction which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence. I and my colleagues are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel. Our duties include evaluation,vetting, approval for payment of contract jobs done for the NNPC, etc. In order to commence this business, we solicit for your assistance to enable us transfer into your account the said funds.

The source of this funds is as follows: During the
last military regime here in Nigeria, this committee
awarded a contract of US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred
Million United States Dollars) to five construction
firms on behalf of the Petroleum Ministry for the
supply, construction and installation of Oil Pipeline
from Warri to PortHarcourt. During this process my
colleagues and I decided amongst ourselves to
deliberately over-inflate the total contract sum to
US$431,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and Thirty One Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with the
main intention of sharing the remaining sum of
US$31,500,000.00 (Thirty One Million Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars) amongst ourselves. The
Federal Government of Nigeria has since approved the
sum of US$431,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and Thirty One
Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
for us as the contract sum, and the sum of
US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million United States
Dollars) has also been paid to the foreign contractors
concerned as contract entitlements for the contract
done, but since each of the companies is entitled to
US$80,000,000.00 only, we are now left with
US$31,500,000.00 balance in the account which we
intend to transfer abroad into a safe and reliable
account to be disbursed amongst ourselves, but by
virtue of our positions as civil servants and members
of this panel, we cannot do this by ourselves, as we
are prohibited by the ‘Code of Conduct Bureau’ (Civil
Service Laws) from opening / operating foreign
accounts in our names, making it impossible for us to
acquire the money in our names. I have, therefore,
been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in
the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose
account we would transfer the sum of US$31,500,000.00
(Thirty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United
States Dollars), hence we are writing you this letter.

My colleagues and I have agreed that if your company
can act as the beneficiary of this funds on our
behalf, you or your company will retain 30% of the
total amount of US$31,500,000.00 (Thirty One Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), while
60% will be for us (members of this panel) and the
remaining 10% will be used in offsetting all
debts/expenses incurred (both local and foreign) in
the cause of this transfer. Needless to say, the trust
reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return
we demand your complete honesty and trust. You must
however, NOTE that this transaction will be strictly
based on the following terms and conditions as we have
stated below, as we have heard confirmed cases of
business associates running away with funds kept in
their custody when it finally arrive their accounts. A
very good and recent example is the one of Mr. Peter
Hopwood, the President of Mileage Trading and
Investment Company at Number 121, West 55th Street,
21st Floor, New York 10022, and former Chairman of
OMPADEC (Mr. Patrick Opia), who we were reliably
informed that after the agreement between both
partners in which he was to take 15% of the money,
while the remaining 85% for Nigerian Officials. With
all the required documents signed, the money was duly
transferred into his account, only to be disappointed
on their arrival in New York and were informed that
Mr. Peter Hopwood was no longer on that address, while
his telephone and fax numbers have been re-allocated
to somebody else. This was how they lost US$18.5
Million to Mr. Hopwood. This is a very recent story
here in my country and everybody is aware of this,
some of the officials decided to cry out and face the
law, because they felt they had lost too much to a
stranger, while the Chairman of OMPADEC (Mr. Patrick
Opia) is hiding in a foreign country. So right now we
are taking all precautionary measures to guard against
re-occurrence of such act in our case. This is why we
have decided that this transaction will be based
completely on the following:

(a).  Our conviction of your transparent honesty and

(b).  That you would treat this transaction with
utmost secrecy and confidentiality.

(c).  That upon receipt of the funds, you will
promptly release our share (60%) on demand after you
have removed your 30% and all expenses have been

(d).  You must be ready to produce us with enough
information about yourself to put our minds at rest.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% legal and
risk free and we hope to conclude the business in
Seven Bank working days from the date of receipt of
the necessary information and requirement from you.

Please, acknowledge the receipt of this letter using
my email address. I will bring you into the complete
picture of the transaction when I have heard from you.

Your urgent response will be highly appreciated as we
are already behind schedule for this financial

Thank you and God bless.

Yours faithfully,

Chief Patrick Emeje

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