From: "Rimi Dan-Fodio"
Date sent: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:55:53 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Re: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL
From: Engr Rimi Dan-Fodio
Tel: 234 90 402772
RE: TRANSFER OF US$26.5M (TWENTY-SIX MILLION FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) INTO YOUR
First, I must solicit your strictest confidence in this transaction,
this is by
virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.
We are top officials of the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing
(F.M.W.H.) and members of an ad hoc committee setup by the Federal
Government of Nigeria to review contracts awarded by the past military
administration. The members of the committee are basically interested in
the importation of goods into the country with fund, which is presently
floating in the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF).
This fund resulted from grossly over-invoiced contracts, which were
executed for the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing (F.M.W.H.) during
the last administration. It was alleged that top government officials
up companies and awarded themselves these contracts. As a result, the
present administration set up this committee to identify, scrutinize and
recommend for payment of all valid contracts that have been fully
executed. In the course of our duty, we identified a lot of
misappropriated and inflated funds, which are presently trapped in the
Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) for payment.
The companies who executed the contracts have been duly paid. I have
therefore been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in the
panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we could
transfer the US$26.5M ( Twenty-Six Million Five Hundred Thousand US
As a matter of fact, we have succeeded in transferring part of this
invoiced funds precisely, US$5M (Five Million US Dollars only) into a
foreign account in Lebanon. But the provider of the account in Lebanon
is up to some mischief and has refused to comply with our initial
agreement insisting that the total amount be paid into his bank account
before disbursement will take place. We have lost confidence and trust
in our Lebanese "Friend", because if for mere US$5M we were not
compensated, is it when the balance of US$21.5M is transferred that we
will be sure of our full share in the deal? We therefore seek your
assistance so that the remaining amount of US$21.5M can be speedily
processed and fully remitted into your account.
We have agreed that the fund will be shared thus after it has been
remitted into your account.
1. 30% OF THE MONEY WILL GO TO YOU FOR ACTING AS THE
BENEFICIARY OF THE FUND.
2. 10% HAS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO BOTH
PARTIES FOR INCIDENTAL EXPENSES THAT MAY BE INCURRED IN
THE COURSE OF THE TRANSACTIONS.
3. 60% TO US THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. (WITH WHICH WE WISH
TO COMMENCE AN IMPORTATION BUSINESS)
All Logistics are in place and all Modalities worked out for the smooth
conclusion of the transaction within ten to fourteen days of
commencement after receipt of the following: your company name,
address, company's details and activities, Telephone and Fax numbers.
These information will enable us make the application and lodge claims
to the concerned Ministries and Agencies in favour of your company and
it is pertinent to state here that this transaction is entirely based on
as the solar Bank Draft or certified Cheque Drawable in any of the
Central Bank of Nigeria correspondent bankers abroad is going to be in
Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above Tel: 234
402772 or alternative e-mail address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Engr. RIMI DAN-FODIO