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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 12:10:20 -0700
From: Abdul Abacha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: With the compliments of Abdul Abacha.
WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF ABDUL ABACHA
I am Alhaji Abdul Abacha, son of the late Head of State of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Sanni Abacha who
died under mysterious circumstances on the 8th of June 1998
After the death of my father, myself, and members of my family
including my mother have been put through hell with interrogations,
on account of corruption and mismanagement of public funds
by my late father.
The aftermath of these interrogation has led to the continuous
effort of the new President with co-operation from the Swiss
government and other European countries to freeze, confiscate
and recover monies belonging to my late father which
were deposited in Swiss Bank accounts and in Bank Accounts
in other European countries.
Our movement has been restricted, our travel documents seized
and we have been forced to refund quite a huge amount of money
which we earned through legitimate Government deals executed
using the influence of my late father.
The reasons given by the present government for the harassment
of my family constitutes a massive witch-hunting exercise
by the numerous enemies made by my father in his bid to self
succeed himself as President of Nigeria before his death.
These people presently control the socio-political structure
and the economy of the country and are themselves guilty of
the same crimes of non-accountability and probity leveled
against my father.
It is a known fact that there is not one member of the present
political class that have not been involved in corrupt practices
in and out of the Government and have themselves amassed huge
deposits in Foreign Banks.
Fortunately, just after the death of my father, my mother
in anticipation of the present action of the new Government
made arrangements to secretly move the sum of One Hundred
and Fifty Five Million Dollars (US$155,000,000.00) in cash
for safe-keeping in a security vault.
These funds have been in the vault since then and we feel
that it is now necessary to move the funds out of Nigeria
for fear of discovery and confiscation by the new regime in
We are therefore seeking a business partner with banking
co-coordinates capable of accommodating such huge amounts
and is able to manage or nominate trustees to manage these
funds in the interim as we watch the political situation in
Your main responsibility would be to assist in receiving
the funds, investment of same in worthwhile ventures you consider
profitable and for obvious reasons and as such must insist
that all arrangements are made in your name.
For your assistance and confidentiality in these matters,
we would be willing to offer to you upon negotiations an agreeable
percentage of the total sum and on the profit accruing from
the net investment.
I am absolutely positive that this arrangement will be of
mutual benefit to both of us and I think that it is of utmost
importance that you reach me through my personal email address
stating your telephone and fax numbers and I would give you
a telephone call to discuss the matter further and if we reach
an acceptable arrangement, then we can proceed further.
Finally, I crave your indulgence to treat this letter with
utmost seriousness and I trust that this will be the
beginning of a long lasting business relationship.
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