From: "abacha abu"
Subject: IN NEED OF HELP
Date sent: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 18:55:35 WAT
Nigeria, West Africa.
FROM: ABUBAKAR ABACHA
I am contacting you on behalf of my family, and lam strongly soliciting for
foreign assistance from you in the name of the Almighty Allah.
I am Mr.Abubakar Abacha, the son of the late General Sani Abacha, a past
Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Since my fatherís death,my
entire family has been under immense pressure from the present Government of
Nigeria, to make available the funds in my fatherís possession. As aresult
of this, my family haslostoverUS$775,000,000.00, which my father left behind
for his family.
Immediately after my fatherís internment, my mother made numerous
attempts to travel out of the country with the funds my father kept in his
country home, but all her efforts were frustrated by the government of the
day. This gave my mother a lot of psychological problems. As a result of
these foiled attempts, l decided to tactically move some of the funds to a
neighboring country: this l succeeded in doing without the knowledge of my
countryís Government. The funds are in a total amount of US$45,000,000.00,
and sealed in trunk boxes. I have made arrangements with the Security
Company where l lodged the trunk boxes as photographic printing materials,
to help airlift the trunk boxes to my would be destination (your country).
At the moment, I cannot travel out of the country, because my countryís
Government is holding on to my International Passport. It is in view of
this,l have decided to solicit your assistance in the dispensing of these
funds in your country. I would be sending somebody down, so that both of you
can work on the process of dispensing the funds.
Remuneration is open to negotiation. I appeal to you in the name of almighty
Allah, the beneficent and the merciful, to sincerely and honestly render us
this assistance, l know you would wonder why l am not soliciting for
assistance from well placed Nigerians, itís really sad. You see, all my late
fatherís friends whom we have asked for assistance absconded with our money.
Deceit, fraud and letter scam is the order of the day in Nigeria. This
disgraceful act by Nigerians has made it necessary for us to seek foreign
Please we implore you to treat this project with utmostconfidentiality, as
we would not want our family name in further trouble.
Thank you for your anticipated assistance. Please, send your response to my
E-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a fax to me on
Please note that this fax line is an International fax line Obtained
strictly for this purpose through a personal Telecom company Via the
internet and it's accessible by me alone through my personal computer.
Betrifft: IN NEED OF HELP
Datum: Thu, 3 May 2001 08:53:47 -0700 (PDT)
Von: MALABE BUNDU
FROM: MRS ADAMA BUNDU
TEL: 225 07 88 31 57
I APPOLOGISE FOR TAKING THE LIBERTY OF INITIATING THIS
COMMUNICATION. BUT I HAVE COME ACROSS YOUR CONTACT
DURING MY PERIOD OF DESPERATION TO SEEK FOR ANY
AVAILABLE PERSON WHO EVEN WITHOUT KNOWING ME, MIGHT
CONSIDER GIVING ATTENTION TO MY REQUEST.
I AM MRS ADAMA BUNDU. MY HUSBAND WAS THE FORMER
CHIARMAN OF THE SIERRA LEONE NATIONAL MINING
CORPORATION. HE WAS ASSASINATED BY THE REBEL FORCES OF
MR FODAY SANKOH. WHO LATER ASSUMED THE POST DURING THE
HEIGHT OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE REBELS AND THE
ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE.
FOLLOWING MY HUSBAND?S DEATH, I WAS FORCED TO FLEE THE
COUNTRY DUE TO THREATS ON MY FAMILY, BY THE REBEL
SOLDIERS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING MY HUSBAND. THEY
INSISTED THAT I MUST BRING OUT ASSETS SUPPOSEDLY KEPT
BY MY HUSBAND BEFORE HIS DEATH AND WHICH I KNEW
NOTHING ABOUT. WHILE GETTING READY TO FLEE THE
COUNTRY, I CHANCED UPON THE KEYS TO MY HUSBANDS
PRIVATE VAULT, WHERE HE KEEPS IMPORTANT MATTERS
RELATING TO HIS JOB. MY SON AND I, OPENED THIS VAULT,
TO DISCOVER ALONGSIDE OTHER DOCUMENTS, ONE METAL BOX
WHICH WE OPENED. WE WERE SHOCKED WHEN WE SAW THE
CONTENTS TO BE MONEY AMOUNTING TO $34,200,000.00USD IN
CASH. AS STATED IN THE ACCOMPANYING NOTE. THIS FUNDS
WERE REVENUES FROM DIAMOND SALES MEANT FOR ARMS
FOLLOWING THIS DISCOVERY, MY OLDEST CHILD, MALABE
BUNDU ARRANGED WITH A CLOSE FRIEND OF MY HUSBAND. A
LEBANESE GOLD MERCHANT, WHO MADE ARRANGEMENTS AND
SMUGGLED US OUT OF THE COUNTRY WITH OUR BELONGINGS
INTO A NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY OF IVORY COAST. UPON
GETTING THERE AFTER A FEW DAYS, WE APPRROACHED A
CERTAIN DEPOSIT COMPANY TO WHOM WE DEPOSITED THE BOX
WITH AN INSTRUCTION TO TRANSPORT IT TO EUROPE WHICH
THEY HAVE DONE. THIS WAS BECAUSE THE LEBANESE MERCHANT
PROMISED TO ASSIST US WITH PAPERS TO MIGRATE TO
SWITZERLAND. BUT UNFORTUNATELY HE WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE
AND KILLED BY THE REBELS ON ONE OF HIS TRIPS TO SIERRA
LEONE. HOWEVER, WHEN WE MADE THE DEPOSIT, WE HAD
INFORMED THEM THAT THE BOX BELONGS TO MY HUSBANDS
FRIEND AND WE ARE ONLY TRANSPORTING IT TO HIM THROUGH
THEM. WE DECLARED THE CONTENTS TO BE VALUABLE ART
WORKS WHICH THEY NOTED. THIS WAS TO PREVENT ANY
FURTHER INSPECTION OF THE BOX. THEY ARE AWARE THAT THE
OWNER IS WITH THE KEYS AND WILL BE COMING FOR THE
CLAIMS. NOW WITH MR SANKOH?S DETENTION BY THE U.N, IT
HAS BECOME A RIGHT MOMENT FOR US TO CLAIM THIS BOX, SO
THAT MY CHILDREN COULD START LIVING A NORMAL LIFE. AS
THESE BOX AND THE CONTENTS ARE ALL WE HAVE AS OUR
FUTURE AT THE MOMENT.
IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE, I AM SOLICITING FOR YOUR DIRECT
ASSSIATANCE IF YOU CAN, TO HELP US PRESENT YOURSELF AS
THE BENEFICIARY OF THIS BOX AT THIS COMPANY?S OFFICE
IN EUROPE. HELP US MAKE THE CLAIM AND GIVE THE FUNDS
LEGITMACY BY ACCEPTING IT INTO YOUR PERSONAL CARE. IF
YOU CAN ARRANGE THE PAPERS, MY SON WOULD BE ON HAND TO
ASSIST, BY BRINGING ALL THE NECESSARY PROOF OF THE
DEPOSIT ISSUED TO US HERE, WITH THE KEYS TOO. WE
ACCEPT THAT A SUBSTANCIAL PERCENTAGE OF THE FUNDS
WOULD BE OFFERED TO YOU AT THE CONCLUSION. WE WOULD
ALSO EXPECT THAT YOU ASSIST US WITH PAPERS TO GET OUT
OF WEST AFRICA TO ANY PLACE WE MIGHT LIVE NORMAL LIFE.
AS I CANNOT TAKE MY CHILDREN BACK TO SIERRA LEONE. I
WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL IF YOU FIND IT IN YOUR
HEART TO HELP US. DO GET BACK TO US IF YOU WISH TO
HELP. EITHER BY PHONE OR MY SON?S MAIL BOX.
MRS ADAMA BUNDU.