--- On Tue, 9/23/08, BELLO AHMED <email@example.com> wrote:
From: BELLO AHMED <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: REQUEST FOR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:14 AM
REQUEST FOR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP & TRANSFER OF Ј25,500,000.00
I am Mr. Bello Ahmed, a director in the project and planning department of the
NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC), I head a seven man Tenders Board
Committee in charge of contract award and Payment approvals. I came to know of
you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very
confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to
a foreign account.
There were series of contracts executed by a consortium of Multinationals in
the oil industry in favour of the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
(NNPC), among which were;
1) The expansion of Pipeline network for crude oil - Ј14 BILLION.
2) Contract for TURN AROUND MAINTENANCE (TAM) of various Refineries in the
3) The construction of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Product (Depots) - Ј94
The original value of these contracts were deliberately over invoiced in the
sum of Twenty Five million, Five Hundred Thousand British Pound Sterling
(Ј25,500,000.00) which has recently been approved and now ready to be
transferred. However the companies that actually executed the aforementioned
contract have been fully paid and the projects officially commissioned.
Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount into
your account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are
prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening
and/or operating foreign accounts in our names. Needless to say, the trust
reposed in you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed amongst
ourselves to offer you 15% of the transferred sum, 5% shall be set aside for any
incidental expenses during the course of this transaction, you will then be
mandated to revert the balance to us in due course.
You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms
and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence, that
you must accord this transaction with utmost confidentiality and secrecy.
Modalities have been worked out at the highest levels of the MINISTRY OF
FINANCE, FEDERAL BANK and the PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON CONTRACT PAYMENT for
the immediate remittance of the funds within 10 - 14 working days subject to
your satisfaction of the above terms.
Our assurance is that your role shall be totally risk free. To accord this
transaction the legality it deserves, and for mutual security of funds, the
whole procedures shall be legally processed with your name or any company you
may nominate as the bona fide final Contract payment beneficiary.
Once more, I want you to understand that having put in over 20 years in the
Civil Service of my country; I am very much averse to having my image and career
dented. This matter should therefore be treated with utmost secrecy. Kindly
expedite immediate action as we are well behind schedule to enable us include
this transfer in the second batch of the 2008 fiscal year contract payments.
Please indicate your interest by replying to my official email address:
Mr. Bello Ahmed