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REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP PETROLEUM (SPECIAL)
TRUST FUND CONTRACT AWARD REVIEW COMMITTEE Appointed by the
Federal Government of Nigeria to review contract Awards/Payments
Approvals in the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). Our duties include
evaluation, vetting approvals for payment for contract executed
for the PTF.
On the 10th January 1997, the awarded a contract of $600
Million United States Dollars to the consortium of Abblummus,
J.G.C. Corporation, Bouygues Offshore and a joint venture
of Spiebalignoles and Fougureolle, for an engineering, procurement
and construction work in Nigeria.
But some top officials of the organization over-invoiced
the contract sum to the tune of $636.5M with the intention
of sharing the remaining $35.5M among themselves. But due
to the sudden proscription of the PTF by the new democratic
Government, their effort proved abortive. But now that the
Federal Democratic Government of Nigeria has approved the
sum of $636.5M for the concerned foreign companies as full
payment for the contract executed, and since each of the companies
are entitled to $150M, we intend to transfer the remaining
%36.6M abroad into a safe and reliable account to be disbursed
My colleagues and I have agreed that if your company can
act as the beneficiary of this fund ($36.5) you and your company
will retain 20% of the total amount while 70% will be for
us and the remaining10% will be used to offset any expenses
incured by both sides during the course of the transfer.
It may interest you to know that , some years ago a similar
transaction was carried our with one Mr. Patrick Miller, the
President of Craine International Trading Corporation of No.
135 East 57th Street, 28th Floor, New York 10022 with Tele
Number (212) 308-7788 and telex Number 6731689. After the
agreement of both parties in which he was to take 20% of the
money while the remaining 70% was for us, with the payment
approvals secured and relevant document signed, the money
was duly transferred into his account, only to be disappointed
on our arrival in New York, that he had changed address, while
his telephone and telex number has been reallocated. That
was how we lost $27.7M to Mr. Patrick Miller. We could not
report the case to the authority due to its nature as being
utterly confidential. This time, we need a more reliable and
trustworthy partner with a reputable company's account to
transfer this money into. Hence this proposal to you.
It took us expensive ideas and money to fine-tune all the
preparations for this transaction to meet all legal and administrative
requirements in Nigeria and those of International Arbitration
as the modalities applied in the case of Mr. Miller have changed
due to the incessant changes in monetary policies of my country.
However, we hope to conclude this transaction within fifteen
(15) days from the date of receipt of the requested information
and commence the transfer of funds. Therefore, we require
from you the followings by fax:
i. Your Company name ii. Company address iii. Bank name and
address iv. Account number and account name (if any) v. Your
telephone and fax numbers and any other relevant information
you may consider helpful.
With the above information, we will use your company name
to re-award the contract, put up the letters of claims and
apply for payment.
We wish to bring to your notice that the personalities involved
in this transaction are Top and influential government functionaries
who will not like any form of exposure and as such would want
you to keep the business highly confidential. Be rest assured
that this transaction is 100% risk free on both sides.
We are looking forward to doing this business with you. Please,
acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the TEL/FAX NUMBER
while maintaining maximum confidentiality. I shall bring you
the complete picture of this transaction on receipt of your
DR UMARU SHINKAFI EGWUATU
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