From: austin igwe
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2001 12:25 AM
Dear Mr. ********
My name is Austin Igwe, an Accountant with the Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd
(ASCL). My duty includes awards of contracts, vetting and making payments on
behalf of my Ministry (ASCL). I got your contact from the Internet on my
search for Honest/ Reliable person or company to execute this business
SUBJECT: After due consideration, I have fully agreed to privately invest
extensively in Recycling Industry. I am intending to retire from government
services to private business I decided to contact you for an urgent business
proposal. I have decided to deal with a neutral person like you because of
the nature of the transaction as I will equally be happy to arrange with you
on terms of trade and possible transfer of the funds needed for the
investment into your company's account or personal account.
These funds were incurred as a kick back lifting of oil by the last top
military government. Note that the former President of Nigeria late Gen.
Sani Abacha and his Cabinet allowed the nations refineries to collapse. This
was a ground plot by the late head of state and his cabinets to enable them
lift the Nations oil through the back door to their foreign counterpart in
other to enrich their individual foreign bank account. This money (US$25M)
is now floating in the Federal Ministry of Finance as a redundant fund
waiting to be claimed. Because of our new Federal Government Decree on Civil
Servants, we are officially not allowed to own a company or operate a
foreign bank account. Hence my soliciting for your assistance to enable me
receives this fund into your company's account or personal account pending
when I come over for the sharing.
To enable me start the process and remittance of the fund into your bank
account successfully within 14 banking days, I need the following
information from you by e-mail:
* Beneficiary's name, address, private telephone / fax number.
* Your bank particulars including your bank name, address and
your account number.
Note that as soon as I receive this information it will be forwarded to
the appropriate quarters for final processing and approvals. With the
modalities I have worked out it makes it possible for you to act as a
contractor who worked under my ministry and now waiting to receive his
payment and when satisfied by the agencies your bank account will be
credited within 48 banking hours
This transfer is 100% risk free having done all the underground works
locally for the smooth transfer of the fund into your bank account within
the shortest period. I advised that you should keep this transaction a top
secret and rest all correspondence to fax, e-mail or phone only, because I
am occupying a sensitive position in the government circle and also this is
once in a lifetime opportunity.
Finally I want you to assure me that you will work on my instruction and
my own share of the money will be safe. You will be rewarded with 30% of the
total sum for your honest assistance and co-operation 10% for all type of
expense that we both parties might incur during the course of this
transaction and the balance of 60% remain for me.
Contact me by return mail for any question and further discussion.
Awaiting your urgent response.
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 10:35:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: tanko ibrahim
I AM DR. TANKO IBRAHIM. (B. Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. MON MNMA)
I AM THE SECRETARY "STOLEN WEALTH RECOVERY COMMITTEE" OF THE FEDERAL
REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. THIS COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTIGATION,
CONFIRMATION AND RECOVERY OF ALL STOLEN WEALTH OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC
OF NIGERIA BY IT'S PAST LEADERS.
THIS COMMITTEE WHICH IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF THE PRESIDENCY OF THE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA IS MADE UP OF SIX (6) MEMBERS. THE
SIX MEMBERS ARE A DIRECTOR IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, A DIRECTOR
FROM THE MINISTRIES OF FINANCE, HOME AFFAIRS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, JUSTICE AND
THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. I AM A DIRECTOR IN THE OFFICE OF THE
PRESIDENCY PRECISELY THE DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN CONTRACTS AND CONTACTS. THE
CHAIRMAN OF THIS COMMITTEE IS CHIEF(DR)PHILIPS ASIODU -A PRESIDENTIAL
ASPIRANT FOR THE PRESENT REPUBLIC- A LONG STANDING FRIEND OF PRESIDENT CHIEF
OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND HIS SPECIAL ADVISER ON ECONOMIC MATTERS.
IN THE COURSE OF DISCHARGING OUR RESPONSIBILITIES , A LOT OF WEALTH
PARTICULARLY FROM FRIENDS AND COHORTS OF LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA HAS
BEEN RECOVERED. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE TOTAL AMOUNT SO FAR RECOVERED HAS
EXCEEDED THE EXPECTED FIGURE BY 60%.
THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES WHERE THESE FUNDS ARE KEPT HAVE ASSURED THE NIGERIA
GOVERNMENT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING SUCH FUND SENT BACK HOME AFTER
CERTAIN LEGAL PROCEDURES MIGHT HAVE TAKEN PLACE. ONE OF SUCH LEGAL
PROCEDURES IS THE ARRAIGNMENT IN AN ABUJA HIGH COURT-HERE IN NIGERIA-
OF THE ELDEST SON OF THE LATE GEN. ALHAJI MUHAMMED ABACHA AND HIS PARTNER IN
CRIME ALHAJI ALIU BAGUDA.
ONLY RECENTLY, IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT , THE LATE GEN.'S WIFE ALHAJA MARYAM
ABACHA TRIED TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF $60M (SIXTY MILLION US DOLLARS) FROM
TWO ACCOUNTS IN LONDON. UNKNOWN TO HER, THIS COMMITTEE HAD SPOTLIGHTED
THESE ACCOUNTS DURING INVESTIGATION BUT DUE TO FALSE INFORMATION PROVIDED
ON THESE ACCOUNTS, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO ASCERTAIN THE REAL OWNER.
WHILE HER ATTEMPTS WERE BEING MADE , THIS COMMITTEE ALLOWED ALL FORMAL
PROCEDURES FOR TRANSFER TO GO THROUGH WITH ALL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE
ACCOUNT KNOWN BEFORE WE IMPOUNDED THE TRANSFER AND SEIZED THE FUND. HENCE
THE FUND COULD NOT BE TRANSFERRED.
THE LATE GEN.'S WIFE WAS INVITED BY THIS COMMITTEE TO EXPLAIN THE SOURCE OF
THIS FUND BUT FOR FEAR OF EXPLANATION TO THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES IN
NIGERIA, SHE DENIED KNOWLEDGE OF EXISTENCE OF SUCH ACCOUNT OR ANY ATTEMPT
TO TRANSFER ANY FUND. SHE HAS WRITTEN ANY OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER TO THIS
COMMITTEE STATING HER DENIAL TO THESE ACCOUNTS.
PRESENTLY, WITH THE ACCOUNTS DETAILS AND INFORMATION KNOWN TO US, WE HAVE
TRANSFERRED THIS FUND TO TWO ACCOUNTS ( A DOLLAR AND A POUND ACCOUNT )IN A
NATWEST BRANCH IN LONDON. THIS IS TO AVOID THE PRYING EYES OF THE BRITISH
GOVERNMENT IF SUCH HUGE FUND LEAVES LONDON FOR A PRIVATE ACCOUNT.
IT IS THE GENERAL BELIEF OF MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE THAT FOR HAVING PUT
IN A LOT OF HONESTY, AND DEDICATION WITH OVER 60% OF OUR ESTIMATED
ASSIGNMENT ACHIEVED OUR CONSCIENCE DOES NOT BETRAY US IF WE DECIDE NOT TO
REMIT THIS $60M TO THE FEDERATION RESERVE ACCOUNT (FRA) OF THE FEDERAL
REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
IT IS AN AFTERMATH OF THIS DECISION NOT TO REMIT THIS $60M THAT I HAVE BEEN
MANDATED BY MY COLLEAGUES TO SEEK YOUR UNDERSTANDING TOWARDS TRANSFERRING
THIS FUND INTO AN ACCOUNT IN YOUR NAME AND PARTICULARLY YOUR WORD NOT TO
SIT ON THIS FUND OR BETRAY US WHEN THE FUND IS FINALLY REMITTED INTO YOUR
OUR CHAIRMAN, CHIEF (DR.) PHILIPS ASIODU HAS GIVEN HIS CONSENT PROVIDED HIS
INTEREST AND INTEGRITY IS PROTECTED. YOU WILL BE GIVEN 20% FOR YOUR TIME
AND EFFORTS. 10% WILL BE PUT ASIDE FOR ALL TAXES AND EXPENSES WHILE MEMBERS
OF THIS COMMITTEE WOULD SHARE 70%. BE REST ASSURED THAT THIS TRANSFER IS 100%
PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE TRANSFER TRANSACTION WILL BE TAKE PLACE IN
LONDON AND YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT. THIS WILL PREVENT THE
KNOWLEDGE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND PROTECT BOTH PARTIES INTEREST
DETAILS OF THE FUND ( BANK BRANCH: ACCOUNT NO: PASSCODE: ETC.) WILL BE
MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU IF YOU SIGNIFY YOUR INTENTION WITH A REPLY TO THIS
PLEASE IN REPLYING, WE WOULD NEED YOUR STRONG WORD NOT TO BETRAY ANY MEMBER
OR MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE PRE TO THE TRANSFER TRANSACTION AND AFTER THE
TRANSFER TRANSACTION. WE HONESTLY BELIEVE YOU UNDERSTAND.
WE EXPECT YOUR REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE .THANK YOU.
DR. TANKO IBRAHIM ( B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D. MNAM ) SECRETARY