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Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 17:40:47 -0700
From: Andy Coker <>
Reply-To: Andy Coker <>

Director Project Implementation,Nationl Economic Planning Commission Head Office Annex
Victoria Island, Lagos.


First and foremost, I apologised using this medium to reach you for a transaction of this magnitude, but this is due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium.

With this, be informed that your enviable credentials/particulars were given to us by a member of the Export Promotion Council who was at the Federal Government delegation to your country during a trade exhibition. 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 a top secret due of its sensitive nature.

Within the National Economic Planning Commission (NEPC) where I work as a Director of Project Implementation and with the cooperation of four other top officials, we have in our possession as overdue payment bills totalling Fourteen Million,Five Hundred Thousand U. S. Dollars (US$14,500,000.00) which we want to transfer abroad with assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said fund on our behalf or a reliable foreign non-company account to receive such funds. Moreso, we are handicapped in the circumstances as the Nigerian Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow civil servants like me to operate offshore account hence your importance in the whole transaction.

The amount (US$14.5m) represents the balance of the total contract value executed on behalf of my Commission by a foreign contracting firm which we the officials deliberately over-invoiced. Though, the actual contract cost (US$51m) have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance (US$14.5m) in a floating account of one of the offshore banks of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

So, since the new democratic government of my country is determined to pay every foreign contractor all debts owed so as to maintain good relationship with foreign government and non-governmental financial agencies such as World Bank and IMF, therefore we have decided to include the oustanding bills (i.e. the US$14.5m) for approvals with the cooperation of some officials from the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). We are seeking your assistance in providing a vital account or a virgin (new) bank account into which we can remit this money by you acting as a front and trustee.

This we can do by swapping of account and changing of beneficiary and other forms of documentation upon application for claims to reflect the payment and approvals to be secured on behalf of you. This processes has been pre-arranged with the principal trustee of the original contractor and with the consent of the original contractor for smooth completion.

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$14.5 million, 70% for us and after normal taxation.

The business itself is 100% safe, on your part 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. We have reposed our confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint us. Endeavour to k to know your position and include your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,



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