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ATTENTION:MR.JOHN SILVER

DEAR SIR,

WE ARE VERY DELIGHTED THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST US IN THIS TRANSACTION AND I CAN ASSURE THAT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN CAREFULLY PUT TOGETHER BY A TEAM OF TECHNOCRATS (I'm impressed.) THAT HAS BEEN IN GOVERNEMENT FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND MORE.

ALL WE MUST DO IS GO THROUGH THE NORMAL OFFICIAL BUREAUCRATIC PROCESSES OF SECURING THE APPROVALS AND RELEASE OF THIS FUND FROM THE RELEVANT GOVERNEMENT AGENCIES IN ORDER TO AVOID ANY FORM OF SUSPICION FROM EVERY QUARTERS

LET ME USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THIS BUSINESS SO THAT YOU CAN DETERMINE IF YOU CAN BE ABLE TO GO AHEAD WITH US IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE WE ARE NOT READY TO JEOPARDISE THIS TRANSACTION OUT OF SHARE CARELESSNESS (I've never been careless with a share in my life.)

AS YOU WILL UNDERSTAND,THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT THAT GAVE EXISTENCE TO THIS US$40.5 MILLION(FORTY MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS)WAS FOR THE SUPPLY,INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF 450,000 MONAX AXIAL FLOW TURBINE AND 450,000 POLYPROPYLENE FOR THE PORT-HARCOURT AND WARRI REFINERIES OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION N.N.P.C. AND THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT WAS EXECUTED BY SAIPEM OF ITALY FOR A SUM OF US$280,000,000 BUT BECAUSE OF OUR ULTIMATE AIM AND DESIRE TO SECURE THIS BENEFIT OF ONCE IN A LIFE-TIME,WE THEN GROSSLY OVER-INVOICED THE TOTAL AMOUNT TO EXACTLY US$320.5 MILLION. (Umm...)

NOW,THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL COME IN AS THE SUB-CONTRACTOR WHO EXECUTED THIS CONTRACT WITH THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR SO THAT YOU CAN FILE IN YOUR PROOF OF CLAIMS WITH THE RELEVANT MINISTRIES LIKE THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION(N.N.P.C.) WHERE THE CONTRACT WAS EXECUTED, THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (F.M.F)AND THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA(C.B.N) TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.AND TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS SUCCESSFULLY,WE WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL BUREAUCRATIC CHANNELS SO AS TO GIVE YOUR CLAIMS CREDIBILITY. (Yeah, yeah, I knew that.)

FIRSTLY,YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS NAME WITH THE N.N.P.C WHERE THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT WAS EXECUTED AS A CONTRACTOR AND THEN INCORPORATE YOUR NAME WITH THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION(C.A.C),ABUJA WHERE A CERTIFICATE WILL BE ISSUED IN YOUR COMPANY'S NAME AS A REGISTERED CONTRACTOR WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA AND IN A SPECIAL CATEGORY OF CONTRACTORS.ALL THE CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN THESE DEPARTMENTS WILL FORM THE BULK OF THE CO-ORDINATES OF YOUR TRANSFER. (Sounds expensive.)

ALSO,PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL EXPECTED TO COME DOWN HERE TO SET UP A DOMICILLIARY ACCOUNT(A LOCAL ACCOUNT WHERE THE PAYMENT TO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT OVERSEAS WILL BE ROUTED THROUGH UPON THE APPROVAL AND RELEASE OF THE FUND BY THE APEX BANK),FILE IN APPLICATION IN ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS MENTIONED OTHERWISE YOU WILL HIRE THE SERVICES OF A GOVERNMENT APPOINTED ATTORNEY THAT YOU KNOW HERE AND PAY HIM TO REPRESENT YOU IN ALL OF THESE MINISTRIES.THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE CANNOT BE ABLE TO DO ALL THESE BECAUSE OF OUR POSITIONS IN THE GOVERNEMENT. (Never heard of electronic transfer?)

NOW,FOR US TO BEGIN OPERATIONS,YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH US IMMEDIATELY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

1.THE NAME OF THE COMPANY YOU INTEND TO USE
2.TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS
3.ADDRESS AND CONTACTS OF THE DIRECTORS WITH TELEPHONE #S
4.BANK DETAILS WITH ADDRESS ,TEL/FAX NUMBERS.

HOWEVER,IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT AS SOON AS THE FUND IS APPROVED BY THE BANK OF NIGERIA,YOUR ATTENTION WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED HERE AT THE BANK TO SIGN THE FUND RELEASE AUTHORITY AND INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE ORDER SO AS TO ENABLE THE AUTHORITY EFFECT THE RELEASE OF THE FUND TO ANY OF YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNTS.ALTHOUGH THE LAWYER YOU RETAINED HERE CAN ALSO REPRESENT YOU IN THE EVENT THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL DOWN,YOU MAY HIRE THE SERVICES OF ANY LOCAL ATTORNEY WHO MUST BE A GOVERNEMENT APPROVED LAWYER AND A SENIOR ADVOVATE OF NIGERIA(S.A.N) TO REPRESENT YOU AT THE BANK OF NIGERIA AND OTHER RELEVANT GOVERNEMENT DEPARTMENTS TO AUTHENTICATE ALL THE DOCUMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE REMITTANCE OF THE FUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT. (Mmm, lawyers. More money.)

FINALLY,I WILL LIKE TO CLOSE AT THIS TIME BY INSTRUCTING YOU TO KEEP THE DEAL ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL. FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS TRANSFER,YOU MUST NOT DISCUSS IT WITH ANYBODY UNTIL THE MONEY HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.PLEASE ADHERE STRICTLY TO ALL INSTUCTIONS. (Not a soul.)

WHILE WE AWAIT YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE,I THANK YOU VERY MUCH ONCE AGAIN AND LOOK FORWARD TO DOING GOOD BUSINESS WITH YOU.

YOURS SINCERELY,

DR.ADO ADAMU


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