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6286. Chief Fred Eze
Subject: can i trust you!

My Dear,

Firstly, I must solicit your strictest confidentiality in this

transaction. This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL
and TOP SECRET. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make
anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well
at the end of the day.We have decided to contact you first by your email due
to the urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably informed that
it will take at least two to three weeks for a normal post to reach you. So
we decided it is best using the email bearing in mind that it is not the
very best for a transaction of this magnitude. Let me start by first
introducing myself properly to you. I am Chief Fred Eze a senior official in
the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporationand I head a Three-man tender
Board in charge of Contracts Awardsand payment Approvals.

I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to

handle a very confidential business transaction which involves the transfer
of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence. I
and my colleagues are top officials of the Federal Government Contract
Review Panel.Our duties include evaluation, vetting, approval for payment of
contract jobs done for the NNPC, etc. In order to commence this business, we
solicit for yourassistance to enable us transfer into your account the said
funds. The source of these funds is as follows: During the last military
regime here in Nigeria, this committee awarded a contract of
US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million United States Dollars) to five
construction firms on behalf of the Petroleum Ministry for the supply,
construction and installation of Oil Pipeline from Warri to PortHarcourt.

During this process my colleagues and I decided amongst ourselves to

deliberately over-inflate the total contract sum to US$461,500,000.00 (Four
Hundred and sixty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)
with the main intention of sharing the remaining sum of US$61,500,000.00
(sixty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) amongst
ourselves. The Federal Government of Nigeria has since approved the sum of
US$461,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and sixty One Million, Five Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars) for us as the contract sum,andthe sum of
US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million United States Dollars) has also been
paid to the foreign contractors concerned as contract Entitlements for the
contract done.

We are now left with US$61,500,000.00 balance in the account which we

intend to transfer abroad into a safe and reliable account to be disbursed
amongst ourselves, but by virtue of our positions as civil servants and
members of this panel, we cannot do this by ourselves, as we are prohibited
by the `Code of Conduct Bureau´ (Civil Service Laws) from opening /
operating foreign accounts in our names, making it impossible for us to
acquire the money in our names. 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 would transfer the sum of US$61,500,000.00 (sixty One
Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), hence we are writing
you this letter. My colleagues and I have agreed that if yourcompany can act
as the beneficiary of this funds on our behalf, you or your company will
retain 30% of the total amount of US$61,500,000.00 (sixty one Million Five
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), while 60% will be for us (members
of this panel) and the remaining 10% will be used in offsetting all
debts/expenses incurred (both local and foreign) in the cause of this

Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In

return we demand your complete honesty and trust. You must however, know
that this transaction will be strictly based on the following terms and
conditions as we have stated below, as we have heard confirmed cases of
business associates running away with funds kept in their custody when it
finally arrive their accounts.A very good and recent example is the one of
Mr. Peter Hopwood, the President of Mileage Trading and Investment Company
at Number 121,west 55th Street, 21st Floor, New York 10022, and former
Chairman of OMPADEC (Mr. Patrick Apia), who we were reliably informed that
after the agreement between both partners in which he was to take 15% of the
money, while the remaining 85% for Nigerian Officials.With all the required
documents signed, the money was duly transferred into his account, only to
be disappointed on their arrival in New York and were informed that Mr.
Peter Hopwood was no longer on that address, while his telephone and fax
numbers have been re-allocated to somebody else.

This was how they lost US$18.5 Million to Mr. Hopwood. This is a very

recent story here in my country and everybody is aware of this, some of the
officials decided to cry out and face the law, because they felt they had
lost too much to a stranger, while the Chairman of OMPADEC (Mr.Patrick Apia)
is hiding in a foreign country. So right now we are Taking all precautionary
measures to guard against re-occurrence of such act in our case. This is why
we have decided that thistransaction will be based completely on the
following: (a). our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence.
(b).that you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and
confidentiality. (c). that upon receipt of the funds, you will promptly
release our share (60%) on demand after you have removed your 30% and all
expenses have been settled. (d). you must be ready to produce us with enough
information about yourself to put our minds at rest, Such as your full name
and address.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% legal and risk free and we hope

to conclude the business in Seven Bank working days from the date of receipt
of the necessary information and requirement from you.

I will bring you into the complete picture of the transaction when I have

heard from you. Your Urgent response will be highly appreciated as we are
already behind schedule for this financial quarter.God bless.

Yours faithfully,
Chief Fred Eze.

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