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ECOWAS HEAD OFFICE
PLOT 4, BLOCK 23,
GARKI, ABUJA - NIGERIA
TEL: +234 802 569 3031
Concern: UMESH GYAWALI,
I have been informed by the Vittorio foundation to anticipate your message as this office has been assigned to handle the payment of your grant donation prize.
Congratulation, a cheque has been issued in your name and we have concluded the processing of all documents that will facilitate the clearance of the cheque in your Bank. This documents includes the following:
1.DONATION CHEQUE VALUED THE SUM OF US$1,000,000.00.
2.DONATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE VITTORIO FOUNDATION, ITALY.
3.CLEAR SOURCE OF FUNDS CERTIFICATES(C.S.F.C.)
5.BENEFICIARY PAYMENT FORM(KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS IS THE FORM THAT STATES THE BENEFICIARIES NAME AND BANK NAME THAT WILL RECEIVE THE CHEQUE.)
6.LETTER OF AFFIDAVITS FROM THE NIGERIAN HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, STATING THAT THE DONATION WAS RECEIVED LEGALLY FROM THE UNIVERSAL DONATION PROGRAMME, AND DUELY SIGNED BY THE LEGAL ATTORNEY TO THE ECOWAS.
These documents have been securely sealed and packed for security reasons which makes it impossible for anyone to view it until its been delivered to you. But i have attached a scanned copy of your donation certificate to this email which was seperated from other documents as recipients have the right to view their donation certificate before receiving the original copy, to enable them acknowledge the correct writing of the bearers name.
Find below our delivery options which you are required to choose the one that is most convenient to you.
All three options are 48hours delivery after shipment
NB: THE INSURANCE FEE (US$520) IS ABSOLUTELY COMPULSORY, AND MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE SHIPMENT OF YOUR PARCEL WHILE THE MAILING FEE SHOULD BE PAID TO THE DELIVERY AGENT THAT WILL DELIVER YOUR PARCEL TO YOUR DOORSTEP).
Due to the diplomatic content of your parcel, it will be illegal to ship it without being insured as it will violate the federal delivery rules governing diplomatic parcel delivery. This means payment for the insurance fee must be made before shipment to avoid risk. Failure to produce the insurance fee will mean refusal of package delivery by any of the courier service so as to enable this companies secure her good name they have always maintained here in Nigeria, since the parcel delivery without the insurance will be illegal.
Kindly send your option within 24hrs of receipt of this email, and you shall be informed on how to make payment for the Insurance fee. As soon as payment of Insurance is made, your parcel shall immediately be insured and dispatched via any of your prefered courier service.
It is impossible to deduct any amount from the donation money before remittance. This means that the above insurance charges cannot be deducted from the prize and hence must be provided by you before your parcel is shipped. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the international gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD july 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect receipients and to avoid misappropriation of funds.
Your response is been awaited.
Mr. Paul Edosa
Counsellor - Ecowas
TEL: +234 802 569 3031