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Original E-Mails

From:           	"S.A.Bello" 
Subject:        	Business proposal
Date sent:      	Tue, 29 Aug 2000 08:09:28 +0200


Dear Sir,

I am Mr. S.A. Bello, the Director-General Federal Ministry of Works.
I have been delegated by my colleagues to seek the assistance of a
reliable foreign company or individual into whose bank account we can
transfer the sum of US$25,300,000.00 (twenty-five million, three
hundred thousand United State dollars).

This sum arose from deliberate over-invoicing of contract sum for some
contracts awarded by my Ministry during the former Military regime.

We have set in motion the machinery for the take off of this transaction
and further action will commence immediately we hear from you. We  have
agreed that after the transfer of the money into your account, you shall
be entitled to 30%. My colleagues and I shall take of 60% while  10% has
been set out for taxes and miscellaneous expenses.

Precaution have been taken to ensure a non-risk situation on the side of
both parties and it is believed that this transaction will take 10 working
days to conclude, barring delays.

Best Regards,

S. A. Bello


Date sent:      	Mon, 11 Dec 2000 03:38:56 -0800
From:           	"patrick giwa" 
Subject:        	Business proposal

PTF Building,Victoria-Island,Lagos.

DIRECT TEL: 234-1-804-2907 FAX: 234-1-804-8078

Dear Sir,


First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction, this is by
virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret as you were
introduced to us in confidence through the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce, Foreign
Trade Division.

I am Dr.Patrick Giwa, the Secretary of the Federal Government of Nigeria
Contract Award and Monitoring Committee (CAMC) of the Petroleum  (Special) Trust
Fund (PTF).

Sometime ago, a contract  was awarded to a conglomerate of Foreign Companies by
my committee on behalf of PTF, the contract was over-invoiced to the tune of US
$15.6 Million.This was done deliberately, the over-invoicing was a deal by
members of my committee to benefit from the project, we now desire to transfer
the money, which is presently in a suspense account of PTF in the Central Bank
of Nigeria (CBN) into an overseas account which we expect you to provide

We have agreed that the following funds will be shared thus after it has been
paid into your account;

a)    30% of the money will go to you for acting as the  beneficiary of the fund.
b)    10% has been set aside as an abstract projection for reimbursement to both
parties for incidental expenses that may be incurred in the course of the
c)     60% to us the government officials (which we wish to commence an
important business in conjunction with you).

I Would Require

a)     Name and address of Company/ Beneficiary
b)     Proforma Invoice / Letter-Head Paper
c)     Your Bank Account Number, Bank Address and Information

The above information would be used to make formal applications as a matter of
procedure for the release of the money and onward transfer to your nominated

It does not matter whether or not your company or you does contract projects of
the nature described here, the assumption is that you won a major contract and
subcontracted it out to other companies, more often than not, big trading
companies or individuals of unrelated field win major contracts and subcontracts
to more specialized firms for execution of such contracts.

We have strong and reliable connections and contacts at the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN) and The Federal Ministry of Finance and we have no doubts at all
that this money will be released and transferred if we get the necessary foreign
partners to assist us in this deal. Therefore, when the business is successfully
concluded we shall through the same connections withdraw all documents used from
all the concerned government ministries for 100% security.

We want this money to be transferred to the foreign account which you are going
to provide bearing in mind that our civil service code of conduct forbids us
from owning foreign company or running foreign account, all expenses regarding
the account opening if not already in existence shall be borne by you, all
expenses are however reimbursable as already stated above on conclusion of

Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter if you are interested and send the
required documents mentioned through my fax Number 234-1-804-8078. For more
details on this transaction call me on my telephone number 234-1-804-2907. The
Telephone may be busy, please keep on trying till you get through.

I wait in anticipation of your  cooperation.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr.Patrick Giwa (MNIM)