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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 03:41:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: smith utomi 

OFFICE TEL:234-1-7746827.
Fax :234-1-7590474
Home Tel:234 1 7742865.

ATTN:Dear Sir


I am a member of the Federal Government of Nigeria Contract Award and
Monitoring Committee in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC).

Sometime ago, a contract was awarded to a foreign firm in NNPC by my
committee.  This contract was over invoiced to the tune of US$21.5M. This
was done deliberately.  The over-invoicing was a deal by
my committee to benefit from the project.  We now desire to transfer this
money which is in a Suspense Account with NNPC in any Overseas Account
which we expect you to provide for us.

For providing the account where we shall remit the money, you will be
entitled to 30% of the money. 70% will be for me and my partners.

I would require the following:

(1) Bankers Name and Address
(2) Telephone and Fax Number of Bankers
(3) Sort/ABA/Routing Number of Bankers
(4) Account Number
(5) Name of Beneficiary/Company Name /Address.
(6) Telephone and Fax No. of Beneficiary

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
account.It does not matter whether or not your company does
contract projects of this nature described here, the assumption is that
your company won the major contract and subcontracted it out to other
companies.  More often than not, big trading companies or firms of
unrelated fields win major contracts and subcontract to more specialized
firms for execution of such contracts. We have strong and reliable
connections and contacts at the Apex Bank and Federal Ministry of Finance
and we have no doubt that all this money will be released and transferred
if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in this deal.
Therefore, when the business is ccessfully concluded we shall
through our same connections withdraw all documents used from all the
concerned Government Ministries for 100% security. We are civil servants
and we will not want to miss this opportunity.

Please contact me immediately through my OFFICE TEL Number Only -234-1-7746827.
whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not, it
will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal.
But where you are interested, send the required documents aforementioned
herein without delay, as time is of the essence in this business.

I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Smith Utomi.