Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 4:02 AM
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL -SIPS
I am Hassan Bangura, the eldest son of Timu Bangura, who is the immediate
past minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Sierra-Leone. Though my
father died a natural death. He left some document as regards some
transaction with some of his colleagues while in office. Infactthey (i.e. my
father and his colleagues that cannot be mentioned here) succeeded in
keeping the sum of Eight Million, Six hundred Thousand dollars ($8.6M
USD) in cash in a safe trust / security firm in Ghana a neighboring West
After my father's death, the current president Tijan Kabbah's government
has no trace or evidence of his dealings and those of his colleagues regarding
the money in question, before renewed clashes betweethe R.U.F rebels lead
Foday Sankoh in my country began.
This recent clashes lead to the destruction of many government documents
and establishment, including the Central Bank of Sierra-Leone and the
Ministry of Finance buildings, where records of the probe were kept. Hence
no real evidence to continue a probe.
Now that there is no record, I have been mandated by my father's colleagues
to come to Amsterdam, The Netherlands to sort and conclude the transfer of
the funds, with the aid of a trustworthy person(s), that can keep this
transaction a top secret. And has the ability (i.e credible firm, etc) to file
claims of these funds onour behalf
This assistance from you is necessary because the government of our country
is closely monitoring funds leaving or coming into my country.what is
required of you is that we want you torepresent us as the beneficiary of the
funds, provision of a bank account into which wecan lodge the funds, ability to
assist us in profitable investment in your country and negociations for us to
purchase an ultramodern house in your country as soon as the transaction is
complete, because we would like to come over, perharps live there and
manage our investments.
However be rest assured that this transaction is hitch free as my father's
colleagues and I have mapped out strategies to give this, transaction a
diplomatic coverage. We have earmarked 30% of this sum to you for your
participation,10% for any expenditure incurred in course of this transaction
and the balance of 60% is for me and my colleagues in Ghana. Please also
note that you shall help us invest our share of the money in a viable business
in your country after this business is concluded. Please I await your urgent
response to this proposal should yoube/not interested in this business.
While thanking you for your anticipated co-operation and kind gesture
I remain always with regards.