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It is my great pleasure in writing you this letter on behalf
of my colleagues. Your particulars were given to me by a member
of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (N.E.P.C.) who was
with the Federal Government delegation on a trip to your country
during a bilateral talk conference to encourage foreign investors.
I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you
in the execution of a deal described hereunder for the benefit
of all parties, and hope you will keep it a top secret because
of the nature of this business.
Within the Ministry of Petroleum Resources where I work as
a Director, Project Implementation and with the co-operation
of four other top officials, we have in our possession as
overdue for payment, bills totaling Thirty Two Million United
States Dollars (USD $32m) which we want to transfer abroad
with the assistance and co-operation of a foreign company
and/or individual to receive the said fund on our behalf or
a reliable foreign individual account to receive such funds.
The amount represented some percentage of the contract value
executed on behalf of my Ministry by a foreign contracting
firm, which we the officials over-invoiced. Though the actual
contract cost has been paid to the original contractor, leaving
the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in
principle gotten approval to remit by Telegraphic Transfer
(T.T.) to any foreign bank account you will provide.
Since the present Government of Nigeria is determined to
pay foreign contractors all debts owed so as to maintain good
relationship with Foreign Governments and Non-Government Financial
Agencies, we have decided to include our bills for approvals
with the co-operation of some officials at the Federal Ministry
of Finance (F.M.F.) and 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 where the incidence
of tax is relatively low and 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 details and changing of beneficiary information and
other forms of documentation upon application for claim to
reflect the payment and approvals to be secured on behalf
of our company. This process is an easy task, being an internal
arrangement with the departments concerned.
I have the authority of my colleagues/partners involved to
propose that, should you be willing to assist us in this transaction,
your commission/share as compensation will be US$9.6 million
(30%), my colleagues and I US$19.2 million and the balance
of US$3.2 million (10%) for tax and miscellaneous expenses.
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 mutual
beneficiary transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you
and hope that you will not disappoint me.
Please, notify me urgently your acceptance of our proposal
STRICTLY by sending to me via fax numbers: (NIG):
234-1-7595384, 7595343, a letter of guarantee and the
attached 'specimen application' duly completed to enable me
commence the formal application to secure the necessary approvals
for the immediate release of the funds into your nominated
I will also send to you a comprehensive break-down of the
necessary procedures to facilitate the swift telegraphic transfer
of our funds.
Thanks for your anticipated positive response at your earliest
Mr Ahmed A Atubi
TRANSCRIBE (RETYPE) THE BELOW INTO YOUR LETTERHEAD AND
FAX BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY.
The Group General Manager,
Exploration & Exploitation Division
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Falomo Office Complex, Lagos - Nigeria.
RE - CONTRACT NO. NNPC/PED/A9600-KPW-96.
CONSTRUCTION OF KADUNA-PORT HARCOURT-WARRI OIL PIPELINES
NETWORKS AND INSTALLATION OF HEAVY DUTY DRILLING PLANTS AND
OFFSHORE OILRIGS FOR THE NNPC CRUDE EXPLORATION.
We refer to your circular no. NNPC/PED/472/99 of July 14th
1999 and we wish to apply for the payment of our contractual
sum of USD$32,000,000.00 (Thirty - two Million United States
Dollars Only). This represents payment due and payable to
us on the NNPC contract number: NNPC/PED/A9600-KPW-96. Please
pay the sum of US$32,000,000.00 including interest at 10%
per annum from 13th January 1997 to date of final payment.
Kindly remit the above amount in full via Telegraphic Transfer
(T.T) to our bankers underneath:
BANK NAME &ADDRESS:
SWIFT CODE & TELEX OF BANK:
We wish you to expedite action on this to enable us update
our record with your Corporation.
Thank you for your usual cooperation.
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