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From: mohamed bulus [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 6:38 AM
Subject: proposal private and strictly confidential
from: Alhaji Ahmed Bulus
I am Alhaji Ahmed Bulus, an accountant general with the nigerian
national petroleum corporation (nnpc), and also the chairman
of contract award committee (cac). i was well informed of
your stronghold in business over the years, an incentive that
induced me writing you to seek your ability at sustaining
the conclusion of a pending transaction for our mutual benefit.
We have put in place instrument of payment for US$32M (THIRTY
TWO MILLION US Dollars only), which is now in a dedicated
account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The above
fund came from the over-invoicing of contracts awarded to
a consurtium of foreign firms in 1994 for the construction
of the Eleme/Chemical and Liquefied Natural gas plant in Port-Harcourt
worth US$1.2 Billion. The contract has been executed and the
original contractors paid in full. Hence, the US$32M in question
is therefore free to be transfered overseas upon proper application
without any risk whatsoever.
IN THE COURSE OF DISCHARGING MY DUTIES,I DISCOVERED THAT
SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN THE PAST, COMMITTED SOME IRREGULARITIES
IN THE FORM OF OVER INVOICED CONTRACT VALUES WHICH EVENTUALLY
GO INTO THEIR PRIVATE BANK ACCOUNTS. WHAT INTERESTED ME MOST
AND FOR WHICH REASON I AM WRITING YOU IS THAT THIS PARTICULAR
CONTRACT WAS AWARDED TO A FOREIGN CONTRACTOR WHICH WASOVER
ESTIMATED TO THE TUNE OF US$32million(thirty two million dollars)
IN OUR RECORDS HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND COMMISSIONED. THIS CONTRACTOR
HAS RECEIVED FULL PAYMENT FOR THE CONTRACT EXECUTED FOR MY
CORPORATION, LEAVING BEHIND THE SUM OF US$32million WHICH
REPRESENTS THE OVER ESTIMATED CONTRACT VALUE CURRENTLY LYING
AT THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
BECAUSE OF THE HASTE WITH WHICH THE LAST GOVERNMENT WAS REMOVED
FROM OFFICE, THESE MEN HAD NO CHANCE TO COLLECT THIS MONEY
BEFORE LEAVING OFFICE. BUT AS A RESULT OF UPDATED PAYMENT
ADVISE AT THE CENTRAL BANK, IT HAS BEEN AWAITING TRANSFER
TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT. IN MY REPORT, I RECOMMENDED THAT THIS
FUND SHOULD BE PAID BUT ON THE CONDITION THAT THE CONTRACTOR
SHOULD BE INFORMED.
MY RECOMMENDATION WAS ACCEPTED AND THERE WAS A MANDATE TO
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE FOREIGN CONTRACTOR, BUT SINCE THE CONTRACTOR
HAS BEEN FULLY PAID FOR THE JOB, I NOW WANT TO DIVERT THIS
MONEY TO ANOTHER FOREIGN ACCOUNT.
Due to the nature of accrual of this fund, it has to be applied
for by a foreign contractor/company and payment can only be
made into a foreign account hence this contact is necessary
to accomplish this deal. You (or your company) shall be compensated
with 30% of the amount as the account owner, 5% shall be used
for the reimbursement of all expenses that will be incurred
by both parties during the course of this financial transaction.
The remaining 65% is for us.
We shall urgently require of you the following by fax or
1.Name, Telephone and/or Fax Numbers of beneficiary
2.Name, and full address of the company.
3.Complete particulars of the bank account where you wish
the funds to be transfered. This should include the account
number, bank, address, the telephone, fax and telex number
of the bank.
My colleagues and I have had some fruitful discussions with
relevant top officials of both the Federal Ministry of Finance
(FMF) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and they have
agreed to cooperate with the transfer. An application for
fund transfer shall be made at the appropriate Ministries
in favour of the beneficiary (you or your company). Thereafter,
your company shall be officially regarded as having executed
the contract for the Nigerian National Petroleum company (NNPC)
for which payment is being made.
This process makes the operation legal and according to the
law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
however, before further details of this laudable transaction
will be revealed to you. i must be convinced of your integrity,
transparency and honest, because this is highly, business
transaction that requires someone with experience, exposure
and more than average means of livelihood. please treat this
transaction as strictly confidential as we are civil servants
who would not want any exposure.
Be expecting your soonest reply. PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH
MY PRIVATE TEL/FAX NUMBER 234-1-7741519 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AND I WILL FURNISH YOU WITH THE FULL DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION.
ALHAJI AHMED BULUS
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