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From: "Dr. Yinka Yusuf " 
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 01:41:22

Dr. Yinka Yusuf
Lagos, Nigeria.
Fax: 234 1 7591666
June 20th, 2001

Attention: president/CEO.

Dear Sir,


Firstly I must solicit your strictest confidence in this subject. This is
by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. A
member of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (N.E.P.C.) who was part of
the federal government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition
gave your particulars to me. I have decided to seek a confidential operation
with you in the execution of the deal described hereunder for the benefit
of all the parties and hope that you keep it top secret because of the nature
of the business.

Within the ministry of petroleum resources where I work as a director of
engineering and projects, and with the co-operation of four other very top
officials, we have under our control as overdue contract payments, bills
totaling Thirty One Million United States Dollars, which we want to transfer
to a foreign account, with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign
company to receive the said funds on our behalf or a reliable foreign
individual account to receive the funds.

The source of the fund is as follows: during the last military government
here in Nigeria which lasted bout eleven months, government officials set
up companies and awarded themselves various contracts which were grossly
over-invoiced in various ministries.  The present civilian government is
not aware of the atrocities committed by their predecessors and as a result,
we have a lot of such over invoiced contract payment s pending which we
have identified floating at the central bank of Nigeria ready for payment.
However by virtue of our position as civil servants, we cannot acquire
this money in our names.  I was therefore delegated as a matter of urgency
by my colleagues to look for an over seas partner into whose account we
would transfer the sum of  US$31,000,000.00 (THIRTY ONE MILLION UNITED
STATES DOLLARS) hence we are writing you this letter.

Since the present civilian government is determined to pay foreign
contractors l debts owed so as to maintain an amiable relationship with
foreign governments and non-government financial agencies.  We have decided
to include our bills for approval with the co-operation of some officials
of the federal ministry of finance (F.M.F) and the central bank of Nigeria
(C.B.N).  We are seeking your assistance in providing us with a good company
account or any other offshore bank account into which we can remit this
money by acting our main partner and trustee or acting as the original
contractor.  This we can do by swapping of account information and changing
of beneficiary and other pertinent information to apply for payment.
By this act, we would be using your company information to apply for payment,
and prepare letters of claim and job description on behalf of your company.
This process would be an internal arrangement with the departments concerned.

I have the authority of my partners involved to propose that should you be
willing to assist us in this transaction, your share as compensation will
be us$6.2 million (20%), us$21.7 million (70%) for us and us$3.1 (10%) for
taxation and miscellaneous expenses.

The business itself is 100% safe, provided you treat it with utmost secrecy
and confidentiality.  Also your area of specialization is not m hindrance
to the successful execution of this transaction.  I have reposed my
confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me.

Please fax your response to my confidential fax number 234 1 7591666 to
indicate your willingness in assisting us.  I will bring the complete
picture of the transaction to your knowledge when I have heard from you.

Thanks for your co-operation,

Yours faithfully,
Dr. Yinka Yusuf