From: "DR CHUBA IKECHUKWU"
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 5:40 AM
Subject: PLS VERY URGENT
DR CHUBA IKECHUKWU
FAX : 234 1 7599159
URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, which is of
mutual benefit. This is by virtue of it's nature of being utterly
confidential.I am sure and have confidence of your ability, and reliability
to prosecute a transaction of this great magnitude.
We are top Officials of the Federal Government Contract review Panel who are
interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are
presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence this business,we need
your assistance to enable us transfer funds into your account. Asmembers of
the Contract Review Panel set up by the Government of Nigeria toreview all
contracts from 1983 to the present,we have identified a lot ofinflated
contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria
ready for payment.
By virtue of our position as Civil Servants and members of this Panel, we
cannot acquire this money in our names, in this regard I have been delegated
by my colleagues of the review Panel to look for an overseas partner into
whose account we would transfer the sum of US$21,320,000.00 ( Twenty -One
Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars) hence we
take the liberty to writeyou. The money will be shared as follows:-
1. 20% for the account owner
2. 70% for us (The Officials)
3. 10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreignexpenses.
Please note that this transaction will take between 7 to 10 working days
from the date of receipt of the following information bymail,Your Company's
signed and stamped letterhead with atranscribed "Text" which we would send
to you upon receipt of your reply with a letter of interest.The above
information will enable us write letter of claim, and Job description by
using your Company name to apply for payment for the above stated
amount.Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using this email.
Detailed information of this pending business transaction will be sent to
you as soon as I hear from you.
DR CHUBA IKECHUKWU
NOTE:PLEASE QUOTE THIS REFERENCE NUMBER(VE/S/04/02) IN ALL
# Antwort des solchermaßen Angeschriebenen:
Dear Mr Dr Chuba Ikechukwu,
thank you for the email. I don't unterstand your transaction, would you like
to reimport funds or would you like transfer funds for paying importation of
How should it work? Is this a legal transaction?
# Antwort auf die Antwort:
Date sent: Thu, 1 May 2003 15:15:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: chuba ikechukwu
Subject: DETAILED MODALITIES AND TEXT APPLICATION
Thank you very much for your quick response . I received your email and
I am sending to you this detailed message with the details of how we
intend to get the funds out to your account quietly and smoothly. However,
I have discussed your response with my colleagues, and with our
acknowledgement of your apparent understanding of the need for strict
privacy in the transaction of this magnitude, we make bold to give you the
details of the perfected modalities for the projects prompt realisation
100% risk free and timely. As top government functionaries who are about to
retire and take active role in the next political dispensation/democratic
election in my country, we have to keep this transaction strictly confidential
so as to protect our future political career and personal integrity.
We hereby reassure you as the originators of the pending project that if
you follow our instructions religiously, accordingly and promptly,the project
will be 100% completed in at most 5 !to10 banking days from the receipt of
your requirements.Under our perfected modalities for a prompt finalisation
of the project, it is absolutely risk-free and fail-proof. We realise the
necessity of confidence and trust as reposed on us all as partners,being
necessary for building the solidarity disposition to be maintained by us in
the furtherance of the prompt realisation of our desire. In total recognition
of this spirit, we guarantee to you, that neither your interest nor that of
your company will be brought to odiom by reason of this project. You can
count absolutely on this as we will not let you down.
To meet with the total guarantee given above, it is absolutely essential for
us to officialise the process of the funds transfer, making it take the
semblance of a transfer of contractual payment for a contract, which under
our modalities will be officially perceived to have been executed by your
company for the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM COOPERATION (NNPC), while the
very nature of this project as an organised deal, will remain in our
(partners only) exclusive knowledge. Please do not let us down.To formalise
the project, we are sending along with this email message, A SPECIMEN
APPLICATION FORM needed for officializing the project, towards perfecting
our modalities for the funds transfer. As a contract payment you should fill
out this form properly,date it, sign it and despatch it to us promptly by
fax, on my confidential Tel/fax.-234 1 7599159.This will enable us officialise
the project. Or you could also send via email. Keep the original safely as
they! may ultimately be needed at the instance of the project finalisation.
Once more, there are no risk involved at all as this is a completely
confidential transaction. We are presently handicapped because we lack a
viable partner who has a foreign account and is ready to financially assist
us in finalizing this urgent business, this is due to restive laws of the
Federal Civil Service of Nigeria which forbids us government workers from
having foreign accounts. By virtue of our position(By Tender Board/Contract
Awards Review and Payment Approval Committee) it is ordinarily and exclusively
our duty to validate all payments of contractual moneys to contractors for
contracts executed for all Federal Statutory Corporation of our past Federal
Military regime. Under our modalities for prosecuting this project to a
prompt finalisation, it is our intention that upon receipt of the duly
typed Payment Information From you, we shall validate the claim,make a
customary writing report, that your company executed a contract for the
Nigerian National Petroleum !Cooperation (NNPC), and it is by virtue of the
contract, entitled to the payment of theUS$21,320,000.00 that we want to
transfer. This report will validate the bonafide of your claim and confirm
you as the contractor beneficiary of the funds and therefore entitled to an
allocation of an Exchange Control Approval number for the release of the
US$21,320,000.00, by the Federal Ministry of Finance, and subsequent
remittance of the funds to your nominated bank account (for us all) by the
Central Bank of Nigeria CBN), which is the banker for all Federal Statutory
Corporation in my country and paying bank. All the Federal Ministry of Finance
does after our validation report is to issue the final Exchange Approval Order
Number as a bureaucratic satisfaction of contractual funds release procedure.
In effect,once the Contract Awards Review and Payment Approval Committee has
validated a claim, the Federal Ministry of Finance is bound to approve same,
this is why we have an unflinching confiden!ce in the safety of our
arrangement.The transaction will be a Bank to Bank affair. From the
foregoing, you are therefore able to appreciate why we have hammered on the
absolute necessity of our maintenance of confidentiality of the project and
the transfer even after we have disbursed the money after arrival in your
Finally, we will want you to guarantee us the following:
1) That you will keep this transaction totally confidential?
2) That you are satisfied with your share of the funds?
3) That you will remit our portion of funds as soon as they arrive your
account except by further instructions on how should invest it?
Once again, thank you very much for your expressed willingness to assist in
this project.I urgently await the completed application form to enable me
commence action here timely this week.
Dr Chuba Ikechukwu.
SPECIMEN APPLICATION FORM
FIND ATTACHED THE TEXT THAT YOU SHOULD TRANSCRIBE AND
SEND BACK TO ME ON MY SECURED FAX NUMBER:234 1 7599159 OR EMAIL ATTACHMENT.
DO SEND BACK THE TRANSCRIBED TEXT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN
THE PROCESS OF DOCUMENTATION .
TRANSCRIBE THIS PORTION ON YOUR LETTER HEADED PAPER THE GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR,
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
FALOMO OFFICE COMPLEX
P.M.B. 12701 IKOYI, LAGOS
ATTENTION: ENGR. EUGENE T. IDOWU.
RE: CONTRACT NO: NNPC/PED/9753/95/KADREF SUPPLY, COMMISSIONING
OF 250,000 MONAX TURBINE POLYPROPYLENE PLANTS AND 150,000 BPSD
FOR KADUNA REFINERY, PIPELINE RECONSTRUCTION AND COMPUTER
OPTIMIZATION FOR PLANTS "A" TO "D" AT KADUNA REFINERY.
WITH REFERENCE TO YOUR LETTER NNPCPED VOL. 03225 DATED
19TH march, 1995 AND ARTICLE 35 WE TAKE THE LIBERTY TO
SUBMIT TO YOU THE ATTACHED INVOICE NO. 940253 FOR THE
AMOUNT OF US$21.320.00M (TWENTY-ONE MILLION,THREE
HUNDRED TWENTY THOUAND U.S. DOLLARS ONLY) BEING THE
FINAL PAYMENT DUE TO US ON COMPLETION OF THE ABOVE
MENTIONED CONTRACT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED ARTICLES OF
AGREEMENT AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT AMENDMENTS THERETO,
WE WISH TO STATE THAT IN ARRIVING AT THIS CLAIM, WE
HAVE TAKEN COGNISANCE OF THE MOBILISATION FEES ALREADY
RECEIVED FROM YOU. KINDLY REMIT THE ABOVE STATED AMOUNT IN FULL TO OUR
UNDERMENTIONED BANK ACCOUNT:
BANK FAX/TEL NO:.................
BANK TELEX NO.:..................
TRANSCRIBE THIS PORTION ON YOUR INVOICE
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
FALOMO OFFICE COMPLEX
P. M. B. 12701
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION AMOUNT ITEM 1 SUPPLY, COMMISSIONING OF 250,000 MONAX
TURBINE POLYPROPYLENE PLANTS AND 150,000 BPSD FOR KADUNA
REFINERY US$11,100,000.00 ITEM 2 PIPELINE RECONSTRUCTION AND COMPUTER
OPTIMIZATION FOR PLANTS "A" TO "D" AT KADUNA REFINERY
CERTIFIED OFFICIAL INVOICE
THIS BILL WAS QUOTED AND IS PAYABLE IN U.S DOLLARS ONLY.
CONTRACT SITE: NIGERIA
CONTRACT TYPE: INDUSTRIAL
A/C DEPT. CODE: B - 600 - 23
CORPORATE CODE: COG - 4211
SUB TOTAL: US$21,320,000.00
GRAND TOTAL US$21,320,000.00
THE INVOICE SHOULD BE STAMPED AND SIGNED -