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DR. DRISS GOMEZ TEL/FAX:234-1-2600143 LAGOS-NIGERIA.
DATE: 23 FEB. 2001.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL RE: TRANSFER OF US$21.5
MILLION (TWENTY ONE MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS
I AM A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA CONRACT
AWARD AND MONITORING COMMITTEE IN NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM
CORPORATION (NNPC)SOMETIME AGO;MY COMMITTE AWARDED A CONTRACT
TO A FOREIGN FIRM IN NNPC.THIS CONTRACT WAS OVER INVOICED
TO THE TUNE OF US$21.5M U.S.DOLLARS. THIS WAS DONE DELIBERATELY
THE OVER INVOICING WAS A DEAL BY MY COMMITTEE TO BENEFIT
FROM THE PROJECT.WE NOW WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY, WHICH
IS IN A SUSPENSE ACCOUNT WITH NNPC IN TO ANY OVERSEAS ACCOUNT WHICH WE EXPECTED
YOU TO PROVIDE FOR US .
SHARE: - FOR PROVIDING THE ACCOUNT WHERE WE SHALL REMIT THEMONEY
INTO, YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 30% OF THE MONEY.60% WILL BE
FOR ME AND MY PARTNERS WHILE 10% HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT FROM
THE SUM TO COVER ANY EXPENSES THAT MAY INCURRED BY US DURING
THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSFER,BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONAL
EXPENSIVES.TO COMMERCE THS DEAL
THEREFORE, I WOULD REQUIRED THE FOLLOWING:
1.YOUR COMPANY'S NAME, ADDRESS, TEL & FAX NUMBERS.
2.YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER AND ADDRESS WHERE THE MONEY WILL
THE ABOVE INFORMATION WOULD BE USED TO MAKE FORMAL APPLICATIONS
AS A MATTER OF PROCEDURE FOR THE
RELEASE OF THE MONEY AND ONWARD
TRANFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT.IT DOES NOT MATTER
WHETHER OR NOT
YOUR COMPANY DOES CONTRACT OF THIS NATURE THE ASSUMPTION IS THAT YOUR COMPANY
WON THE MAJOR CONTRACT AND SUBCONTRACTED IT OUT TO OTHER COMPANIES.MORE
OFTHAN NOT,BIG TRADING COMPANIES
WIN MAJOR CONTRACTS AND SUBCONTRACTS TO MORE SPECIALIZED FIRMS
WE HAVE STRONG RELIABLE CONNECTIONS AND CONTACTS AT THE CENTRAL
BANK OF NIGERIA AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE
AND WE HAVE NO DOUBT THAT ALL THE MONEY WILL BE RELEASED AND
TRANSFERED IF WE GET THE NECESSARY FOREIGN PARTNER TO ASSIST
US IN THIS DEAL. THEREFORE,WHEN THE BUSINESS IS SUCCESSFULLY
CONCLUDED WE SHALL THROUGH
OUR SAME CONNECTIONS WITHDRAW ALL DOCUMENTS USED FROM ALL
THE CONCERNED GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES FOR 100% SECURITY.
WE ARE ORDINARY CIVIL SERVANTS AND WE WILL NOT WANT TO MISS
THIS ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPURTUNITY TO GET RICH.I WANT THIS
MONEY TO BE TRANSFERED
TO AN OVERSEA ACCOUNT YOU PROVIDE FOR US,BEFORE THIS
PRESENT DEMOCRATIC GORVEMENT STARTS AUDITING ALL FEDERAL OWNED
MINISTRIES.PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY THROUGH MY TEL/FAX
NUMBER WHETHER OR NOT,INTRESTED IN THIS DEAL. IF YOU ARE NOT,
IT WILL ENABLE ME SORT FOR ANOTHER FOREIGN PARTNER TO CARRY
OUT THIS DEAL. WHERE YOU ARE INTERESTED, SEND THE REQUIRED
DOCUMENTS AFOREMENTIONED HEREIN THROUGH MY ABOVE TEL/FAX NUMBER
AS TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN THIS BUSINESS.I WAIT IN ANTICIPATION
OF YOUR FULLEST CO-PERATION. YOURS FAITHFULLY, DR. DRISS GOMEZ.
ATTN: xxx FROM:
DR. DRISS GOMEZ. DATE: 1 MARCH 2001.
DEAR FRIEND, HOW ARE YOU? HOPE YOU ARE DOING WONDERFULLY
WELL. SEQUEL TO OUR LAST DISCUSSION, I REALLY QUITE APPRECIATE
YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST IN THE SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION OF
THIS DEAL. BUT I WANT YOU TO BE AWARE THAT THE MONEY IS PRESENTLY
IN A SUSPENSE ACCOUNT WITH THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA AND
AS SUCH CANNOT BE TEMPERED WITH. PREPARE THE AGREEMENT, AND
THEN SEND IT TO ME SO THAT I CAN SIGN IT AND SEND IT BACK
MEANWHILE TO COMMENCE THIS DEAL ANYWAY, A CONTRACT TEXT IS
ATTACHED TO THIS MESSAGE, WHICH YOU ARE EXPECTED, TO TYPE
INTO YOUR COMPANY DOCUMENTS AND SEND BACK TO ME BY FAX. ONCE
I RECEIVE THE DOCUMENTS, I WILL THEN USE THEM TO LODGE FORMAL
APPLICATION FOR THE RELEASE AS WELL AS THE ONWARD REMITTANCE
OF THE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR US.
ONCE THIS APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED, THEN WE WILL TRY VERY
HARD TO SECURE THE APPROVAL FROM THE NNPC BY BRIBING SOME
OFFICIALS THERE AND FROM THERE YOUR COMPANY FILE WOULD THEN
BE MOVED TO THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE. FROM THIS MINISTRY WITH
DUE APPROVAL WILL TAKE YOUR FILE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
WHICH IS THE LAST STAGE.
NOTE THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL CARRY YOUR FILES TO THE CENTRAL
BANK OF NIGERIA WHEREIN THE FINAL APPROVALS WILL BE ISSUED
IN FAVOUR OF YOUR COMPANY. NOTE THAT THIS FINAL PAYMENT APPROVALS
OFFICIALLY CONFIRM YOUR COMPANY AS THE BONAFIDE BENEFICIARY
OF THE SAID CONTRACT ENTITLEMENT AND WILL FACILITATES THE
PROMPT TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER (T.T.) OF THE SAID FUNDS TO YOUR
NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT FOR US ALL.
YOU SHOULD BE INFORMED THAT AT THIS STAGE THE CENTRAL BANK
OF NIGERIA WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY BECAUSE THEY WILL NOW
BELIEVE YOU ARE THE TRUE OWNER OF THE WHOLE MONEY. ONCE THEY
CONTACT YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY SO THAT I CAN
ADVISE YOU ON EXACTLY WHAT TO DO SO THAT NOTHING GOES WRONG.
AWAITING YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE BECAUSE TIME IS OF THE ESSENSE
IN THIS DEAL. BEST REGARDS, DR. DRISS GOMEZ.
THIS ON YOUR LETTERHEAD
THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
(N.N.P.C.) P.M.B. 12701 IKOYI, LAGOS.
Dear Sir, CONTRACT NO: NNPC/PED/318-X96. CONSTRUCTION
OF 250KM PIPELINE IN PORT-HARCOURT, LAYING OF 27KM PIPELINE
FROM ORON TO EKET AT PORT-HARCOURT REFINERY AND DECONGESTION
OF OIL PIPELINE IN PORT-HARCOURT REFINERY ANNEX (70KM) RIVERS
STATE OF NIGERIA. With reference to the above bill earlier
presented and accepted by you, we write to remind you that
payment on this bill full due on the 24th of February, 1997.
Therefore could you intimate us on reasons causing the delay
on this payment? By your delay, we are unable to meet with
our obligation to our creditors who financed this contract.
Please pay the sum of US$21,500,000.00 (Twenty One Million
Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars) including interest at
10% per annum from 24th February 1997 to date of final payment.
You are advice to issue an International Bank Draft and make
remittance via telegraphic transfer to our Bankers underneath
NAME OF BANK: ADDRESS OF BANK: ACCOUNT OWNER: SWIFT CODE:
ACCOUNT NO: BANKERS NAME: BANKERS PHONE: BANKERS FAX: Thanks
for your co-operation. Yours faithfully. SIGN & STAMP.
PLEASE TYPE THIS ON YOUR INVIOCE
THE DIRECTOR GENERAL NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
(N.N.P.C.) P.M.B. 12701 IKOYI, LAGOS.
CONTRACT NO: NNPC/PED/318-X96. 1.CONSTRUCTION OF 250KM PIPELINE
IN PORT-HARCOURT =US$12,000,000.00
2. LAYING OF 27KM PIPELINE FROM ORON TO EKET AT PORT-HARCOURT
3. DECONGESTING OF OIL PIPELINE IN PORT-HARCOURT REFINERY
ANNEX (70KM). RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA.
CONTRACT SITE: ORON-EKET/PORT-HARCOURT
CONTRACT CODE: 618/D-E. PH / NNPC / 96.
SIGN & STAMP. -------------------------------------------------------
ATTN: xxx FROM: DR. DRISS GOMEZ DATE: 3 MARCH
DEAR FRIEND, HOW ARE YOU TODAY, HOPE YOU ARE DOING WONDERFULLY
WELL? PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT YOU AND YOUR COMPANY WAS RECOMMENDED
TO ME BECAUSE YOU HAPPEN TO BE A TRUST WORTHY FELLOW. I GOT
YOUR CONTACT INFO FROM A FRIEND OF MINE(THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL
AFFAIRS OF MY COUNTRY, BUT I DID NOT LET HIM KNOW THE TRUE
NATURE OF BUSINESS I INTEND TO CARRY OUT WITH YOU. SO PLEASE
ENDEAVOUR TO SEND THE REQUESTED INFOS SO THAT I CAN QUICKLY
FILE IN A FORMAL APPLICATION FOR THE RELEASE AND ONWARD REMITTANCE
OF THE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT VIA TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER(T.T.)SINCE
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN THIS DEAL. AWAITING YOUR IMMEDIATE
RESPONSE. BEST REGARDS, DR. DRISS GOMEZ.
It is my great pleasure in writing
you this letter on behalf of my colleagues and myself. A member
of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (N.E.P.C) who was
among the Federal Government Delegation to your country during
a trade exhibition gave your particulars to me. I have decided
to seek a confidential cooperation with you in the execution
of the deal described hereunder for the benefit of all parties
and hope you will keep it as top secret because of the nature
of this business, since we are still in active service.
Within the Ministry of Petroleum
Resources where I work as a Director, Project Implementation
and with the cooperation of Four other top officials, we have
in our possession as overdue payment bills totaling Twenty-
One Million, Five Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars (US$21,500,000.00)
which we want to transfer abroad with assistance and cooperation
of a foreign company and/or individual to receive the said
fund on our behalf or a reliable Foreign account non/company
to receive such fund.
The amount represented some percentage
of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Ministry
by a foreign contracting firm which we the official over-invoiced.
Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original
contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount
that we have in principles gotten approval to remit by Telegraphic
Transfer (T.T.) to any foreign bank account you will provide.
Since the present Democratically
elected Civilian Government of Nigeria is determined to pay
every Foreign Contractor all debts owed by the former Military
Government so as to maintain good relationship with Foreign
Government and non-Government Financial Agencies, we have
decided to include our bills for approvals with the cooperation
of some officials from the Federal Ministry of Finance (F.M.F)
and the Central Bank of Nigeria (C.B.N).
We are seeking your assistance in
providing a good company's account or any other offshore bank
account into which we can remit this money by acting as our
main partner and trustee or acting as the original contractor.
This we can do by swapping of account and changing of beneficiary
and other forms of documentation upon application for claim
to reflect the payment and approvals to be secured on behalf
of our company. This processes being internal arrangement
with the departments concerned.
I have the authority of my partners
involved to propose that should you be willing to assist us
in the transaction your share of the sum will be 30% of the
US$21.5Million, 60% for us and 10% for taxation and miscellaneous
The business itself is 100% safe, provided you treat it with
utmost secrecy and confidentiality. Also your area of specialization
is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction.
I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will
not disappoint me. Call or fax your response on my Direct
Tel: 234-1- 804-3176, Fax No.: 234-1-804-8043 to indicate
your willingness in assisting us. Thanks for your cooperation
Yours truly, faithfully, Engr. Abel Kwosana.
FROM THE DESK OF MRS MARIAM ABACHA,
10th April, 2001. Attn: Managing Director,
Dear Sir, I salute you in the name of the most high God.
I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha, the widow of the late Gen. Sani Abacha
former Nigerian Military Head of State who died mysteriously
as a result of Cardiac Arrest. Since my husband's death, my
family has been under restriction of movement and that notwithstanding,
we are being molested and constantly been harassed by the
so called security officials, above all, our Bank accounts
here and abroad have been frozen by the Nigeria Civilian Govt.
Furthermore, my eldest son in detention by the Nigerian Government
for more interrogation about my husband's assets and some
vital documents. Following the recent discovery of my husband's
bank account by the Nigerian Government with my son's bank
in which a huge sum of US $700 million Dutch Mark, & another
$450 million was also lodge and 1.6Billion Pounds Sterling
belonging to my late husband, all the said fund was seized
by the Government of Nigeria. I therefore wish to personally
appeal to you seriously and religiously for your urgent assistance
to transfer the sum of $58million US Dollars into your account
in your country where I believe it will be safe, since we
cannot leave the country due to the restriction of movement
imposed on the members of my family by the Nigerian Government
or can you receive for the abacha family the funds already
in Europe & America about $89million USD , already deposited
with a security firm you can advise us on areas where and
what to invest on abroad, already we are presently nursing
real estates or any other blue-chip investment you can reach
my lawyer(DR ISA MUSA.) on his direct Tel lines as a copy
of this letter is equally sent to him in confidence .Any advise
should be directed to my lawyer for security reasons thank
you, You can contact me through my lawyers Tel Number : +871-762336687
or Fax +871-762336689. Upon receipt of your good response.
My lawyer shall arrange a meeting to facilitate the smooth
transfer of the fund , that is to lease with him towards effective
compromise of this transaction. However, arrangement have
been put in place to remove more of the family fund amounting
to$114 million US$ from a security firm were it is deposited
, Before moving the remaining fund out of the country with
the assistance of my husband's friend's that's some( some
top government functionaries) still in government through
a diplomatic means, and deposited in a security company, as
soon as you indicate your interest. My lawyer shall send to
you the Security Deposit Certificate and Airway Bill of the
luggage and other related documents so that you can arrange
how and where the luggage tagged "Family Treasures". From
an African king will be deposited. Conclusively, we have agreed
to offer you 30% of the total sum while 70% in collaboration
with my lawyer to be held on trust by you until we can decide
on what to do next , subsequent to our free movement by the
Nigerian Government. Please reply urgently and treat with
absolute confidentiality and sincerity. Yours sincerely, Mrs.
Re: Abacha family
funds. Include Original:
FROM THE DESK OF MRS MARIAM ABACHA,
dear guy te, i am dr isa musa the attorney for the abacha's
family, i am the eye and nose in this transaction and for
this family, i am travelling to europe to finalise this deal
i fully hope you can make it also to europe to conclude this
deal as soon as possible. give me your contact phone number
so that we can talk. regards. dr isa musa.
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