Sons of Deposed Leaders in Nigerian Advance Fee Congo Scams
A Real Son of Abacha
From: Musa Abacha <musa_abacha2001\\yahoo.com>
Sent: 12 October 2001
Subject: business /cooperation
My dear Friend ,
I have the honor, with utmost good faith do appeal to you sincerely to render me an assistance by way of supporting me to bring over to your country the sum of United States Dollars, Three Million, two hundred thousand United States Dollars. (US$3.2M).
The volume of money is presently available in cash and deposited with Global Security Company. South Africa with deposit Certificate Number CXB50. This was part of the money that our Late Father, Nigerian Ex-Military Head of State - General Sani Abacha, concealed in his private warehouse.
Several of our family bank accounts have already been frozen both locally and internationally. The fund was concealed and conveyed to Canada by the Security firm that facilitated my escape from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.
The present Democratic Government in Nigeria is trying to arrest me, my elder brother, Mohammed has been arrested and he is currently undergoing court trial.
1 30% FOR YOU .
2 10% FOR EXPENSES INCURED DURING THE TRANSACTION.
3 60% FOR US.
As at the time of writing this letter, a report was being aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service, that another of my father's bank account with Swiss Bank has been frozened.
This amount brings to US$650,000,000.00 of his money already frozen in Swiss Bank alone.
I was also able to escape with particulars of his other accounts in Brazil, Greece, Libya and Bahamas.
I will give you details on how we can retrieve or re-transfer the funds as I am armed with all the information that will enable us to do that.
Upon the claim of the funds, I would like that your esteemed firm to invest the funds in projects that cannot be traced to my family.
Immediately upon your response, indicating your willingness to assist me on the above, I will file an application through my lawyer transferring the deeds of ownership to you as the beneficiary.
I await your urgent response via email.
Alice and Charles Bratton sent along this example August 17, 2001
This letter was borne out of my sincere desire to establish business/mutual relationship with you.
My name is Mr. Fred Kunte, the son of Chief Bature Kunte (the former deputy minister of finance under the ousted civilian government) who was killed and mutilated by the military junta led by Major Paul Koroma after over-throwing the elected government of President Tijan Kabba.
Though, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events and disturbances In Sierra Leone but the pressure of war drove me and my mother out of Sierra-Leone into exile in UK where we have been living under political asylum for 3 years.
Sadly, my mother died of cancer 3 months ago and was buried in London. Prior to her death, she handed me over a certificate meant for a secret deposit which my father made in a security company abroad.
The Deposit that worth US$25,000,000.00 (twenty-five million united states dollars only) was money paid to his corporation by its overseas company in the heat of the conflict.
He made this savings on his name with the hope of converting it to his personal use, at the end of the war; but was killed when the conflict intensified as a result of his opposition to the rebel forces.
I have contacted the security company to confirm the deposit and establish ownership.
Due to the death of my mother and the return of peace in Sierra-Leone, I have decided to solicit for the participation of an honest and trust worthy person or company that will assist in the transfer and business re-investment of the money.
I can not do it alone due to my present social status and total ignorance of the business world. You will be given a negotiable percentage at the end of the transaction.
If you are interested in the above proposal, contact me immediately through this e-mail address for more details.
You must maintain absolute confidentiality to ensure success. Please, indicate your personal Tel/Fax nos. when replying.
Yara Doing the Right Thing
Sebastian Maharg-Bravo sends along this princely example July 26, 2001.
Prince Idris Yaradua
Lagos - Nigeria
I got your contact from an international business directories in my quest to contact a trusted foreign partner who I will transact this business with.
I am writing this letter to you on the believe that you will be of great assistance to my family and I.
It needs an utmost secrecy and honesty on your part in the sense that this is a business proposal whereby we need your assistance as a foreigner/businessman.
My name is Idris the son of Gen. Musa Yaradua former Chief of Army Staff, Nigeria Army who died on November, 1997 while in detention over an alleged coup plot against the government in 1995.
It was a set up the military junta due to my father's involvement in pro-Democracy activities in my country as he wants civil rule in Nigeria as is a popular demand of the citizens, however, before his untimely death, we the family members were not allowed to see him until he was seriously ill and was taken to a University Teaching Hospital in the Eastern part of the Country.
When I visited him at the hospital, he drew my attention to his underground safe in our family house where he kept a total cash money of Thirty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$38,500,000.00).
His words were "my son, take this money, help yourself and my family for this is the only thing left for me which I have kept without the knowledge of the government as you know every other thing have been confiscated by the military junta Gen. Sani Abacha.
My son, do not invest this money in Nigeria, seek for a trusted foreigner who will help you move this money off Nigeria for good investment because Nigerian is politically and economically unstable.
Sir, I believe I can do this transaction with you as I just left the University with no experience in International Business.
Therefore I seek your help as a God fearing businessman to help me move this fund outside Nigeria as I will register this fund in your name as the beneficiary of the inherited money in the security company that transports foreign VIP Baggage out of the Country by diplomatic means, so that it can be moved out of Nigeria for safe keeping.
I have met with my Dads friend who is a diplomat with contacts in Ghana/Abidjan-Cote D Ivoire two West African Countries and some European Countries who had promised to move the fund cash to either of the countries through diplomatic immunity and as soon as the fund is moved, to would be delivered by the security company to a bank in the country of our choice with a special beneficiary tag, preparatory to your arrival and the arrival of your Nigerian agents as the foreign beneficiary must have an African representative as one of the security company's condition to work for any foreigner, also the agent serves as identification for claiming the baggages, in this sense, I stand as your Nigerian Agent.
Finally, I have discussed with my family and have decided to offer you 20% of the sum for your assistance because the money would be released to you in my presence on arrival to the country we choose also 5% of the fund would go to a charity organisation like UNICEF and other Charity Home, 5% would be set aside to off set all expense that might be incurred in the transaction by both parties while 70% would be retained by my family which would be invested with your assistance in your country.
So let me have your immediate response towards actualization of this objective through Tel/Fax: 234-1-7745374 as the democratic government in Nigeria has made the situation conducive for the fund to move out.
PRINCE IDRIS YARADUA.
This example was sent in from Donna Tauber of Spiceland, Indiana who indicated it was received shortly after registering a new business with some web directories. (10/10/00)
PHONE NO: 873-76-248 7067
FAX NO: 873-76-248 7069
I AM ABBA SANI ABACHA, THE SON OF LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA, FORMER MILITARY HEAD OF STATE OF NIGERIA. I GOT YOUR COMPANY INFORMATION THROUGH THE COMMERCIAL SECTION OF YOUR EMBASSY IN ENGLAND.
SOME DETAILED FINDINGS INDICATE THAT YOUR COMPANY HAS A HIGH PROFILE OF BUSINESS WITHIN YOUR COUNTRY.
MEANWHILE, I WOULD WANT TO INVEST IN A VERY PROFITABLE BUSINESS VENTURE IN YOUR COUNTRY.
NONETHELESS, I DO HOPE YOU ARE AWARE OF THE TERRIBLE ORDEALS THE ABACHA FAMILY IS PASSING THROUGH IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESENT CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT SINCE AFTER THE DEATH OF OUR FATHER, GEN. SANI ABACHA.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS SEIZED ALL THE FAMILY ASSETS INCLUDING THE REMOVAL OF CASH IN FOREIGN AND LOCAL CURRENCIES WHICH OUR FATHER KEPT IN HIS SECRET VAULT IN OUR HOUSE WORTH ABOUT US $4.00 BILLION.
RIGHT NOW THE GOVERNMENT TO FREEZE THE FAMILY ACCOUNTS WITH DIFFERENT BANKS IN SWITZERLAND, AND OTHER ACCOUNTS IN MANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
AT THE MOMENT, MY ELDER BROTHER, MOHAMMED ABACHA IS FACING TRIAL IN COURT AND THE FAMILY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT WILL BE HIS FATE. ALSO, MY MOTHER, MRS. MARIAM ABACHA IS UNDER HOUSE ARREST.
THESE ORDEALS AND MORE BEFALLING THE FAMILY MADE ME TO ESCAPE OUT THE COUNTRY AND I AM RIGHT NOW HIDING IN ONE OF THE ISLANDS IN ASIA.
HOWEVER, AT PRESENT, I HAVE U.S. $ 32.00 M (THIRTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS) IN A SEALED CASE, SECRETLY DEPOSITED WITH AN EXPATRIATE SECURITY FIRM LABELED "DIPLOMATIC CONSIGNMENT".
THE SECURITY COMPANY SPECIALIZES IN MOVING OUT SUCH KIND OF GOODS UNDER THE GUISE OF DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY COVERAGE.
WITH THIS KIND OF ARRANGEMENT THEY WERE ABLE TO MOVE OUT CASH FOR MY LATE FATHER AND OTHER HIGH RANKING PERSONNEL IN HIS GOVERNMENT.
THE SECURITY FIRM HAS AN APPOINTED COMMISSION AGENT IN LONDON WHO WILL CLEAR THE CONSIGNMENT OF ITS ARRIVAL AND DELIVER TO THE CONSIGNEE.
ALL THESE ARRANGEMENTS ARE CARRIED OUT UNDER COVER. THERE WILL BE NO RISK INVOLVED.
THE ROLE I WANT YOU TO UNDERTAKE IN THIS TRANSACTION IS TO FRONT ON MY BEHALF TO CLAIM THE CASH CONSIGNMENT FROM THE AGENT ON ITS ARRIVAL IN LONDON, AFTER WHICH WE CAN THEN AGREE ON THE AREAS OF INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY.
IF THIS ARRANGEMENT IS ACCEPTABLE BY YOU, PLEASE SEND TO ME WITHOUT DELAY YOUR FULL PARTICULARS TO ENABLE THE SECURITY COMPANY PREPARE THE AIRWAY BILL AND TAG THE CONSIGNMENT IN YOUR FAVOUR.
AS SOON AS THE AIRWAY BILL IS PREPARED AND TAGGED IN YOUR FAVOUR, COPY WILL BE SENT TO YOU TO ENABLE YOU CONTACT THE APPOINTED COMMISSION AGENT IN LONDON TO KNOW OF THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE CONSIGNMENT.
PLEASE, MY DEAR FRIEND, IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU MAY NOT BE OBLIGED TO ASSIST ME IN THIS DEAL, I BEG YOU IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD NOT TO LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG AS I HAVE REVEALED TO YOU MY LIFE’S SECRET.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCES TO ME THROUGH SATELLITE FAX NO. 873-76-248 7069. REMEMBER TO DIAL YOUR INTERNATIONAL ACCESS CODE AND THEN THE SATELLITE NUMBER.
ABBA SANI ABACHA
Note: Similar letters are being sent from another "son" Mallam Sadiq Abacha
Phil Tourret in France sends us the initial email plus a follow-up reply 08 May 2001.
I am contacting you on behalf of my family, and l strongly solicit your assistance in the name of the Almighty Allah. I got your contact from a search into the Internet and opted for it as a result of my interest in your business activities.
I am Abba Abacha, son of the late General Sani Abacha, a past Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since my father's death, my entire family has been under immense pressure from the present Government of Nigeria, to make available the funds in my father's possession.
As a result of this, my family has lost over US$775,000,000.00, which my father left behind for his family.
Immediately after my father's internment, my mother made numerous attempts to travel out of the country with the funds my father kept in his country home in Kano, but all her efforts were frustrated by the government of the day.
This gave my mother a lot of psychological problems. As a result of these foiled attempts, l decided to tactically move some of the funds to a neighboring country and purchased TREASURY BILLS with it in the name of a fictitious company I set up for the purpose: this l succeeded in doing without the knowledge of my country's Government.
The BILLS are in a total amount of US$60,000,000.00(Sixty million United States dollars only) and presently kept in a security firm.
Right now, I intend to convert the BILLS to cash through a national bank and transfer the proceeds into the account of any beneficiary of my choice. All modalities to successfully achieve this have been put in place. To enable us commence in earnest, I need the assistance of a foreign partner with a credible banking facility to carryout the transaction and receive the proceeds from the BILLS in a correspondent payment center to the national bank in Europe.
I appeal to you in the name of almighty Allah, the beneficent and the merciful, to sincerely and honestly render us this assistance.
l know you would wonder why l am not soliciting for assistance from well-placed Nigerians, it's really sad. You see, all my late father's friends whom we have asked for assistance absconded with our money.
Deceit, fraud and letter scam is the order of the day in Nigeria. This disgraceful act by Nigerians has made it necessary for us to seek foreign assistance.
At the moment, I cannot travel out of the country to receive the payment due, because my country's Government is holding on to my International Passport. It is in view of this, l have decided to solicit your assistance.
All the same, I would be sending somebody down, so that both of you can work on the process of dispensing the funds at the time and place of payment.
Please, we implore you to treat this project with utmost confidentiality, as we would not want our family name in further trouble.
As I thread the parts of success, Insha-Allah, I hope that my aspiration on you becomes a reality. I look forward to an early response.
Kindly call me on receipt of this message or send a mail for more details.
Due to security reasons, when you call, do not ask for any name, simply ask the recipient person to reconfirm the telephone number.
Once I reconfirm my number to be 234-1-7593507, you can then mention the person you intend to speak with before you go into any discussion. If I fail to reply correctly, do not wait for a second trial, just drop the phone and call back later.
Abba Sani Abacha
I thank you very much for your kind response and preparedness to join me in resolving the present financial crisis of my entire family.
There is no way I can possibly reward you, irrespective of what I offer to you but My prayer is for the Almighty Allah to reward you immensely for your kindness and may you never lack in your areas of need.
The truth is that I have never met you or knew you before as a person but due to the urgency and confidentiality required to finalize this transaction, I have decided to gamble on you, especially when there is no time to start scouting for the angel but that should not devoid me of constant prayers so that the devil does not set in.
one thing I want you to realize is that even though I do not know you in person, the God that we both serve surely do. So, I want you to help me with your true mind and if you know that you really cannot, please let me know before we go too far.
I have to complete this transaction very quickly to save my mother from her psychiatric ailment, due to the calamities that has been happening to us.
Just before father died, IBRAHIM, my eldest brother died in a plane crash and since his death we have suffered tremendously from the victimization of the present administration over the money they claimed is in my fathers possession.
Up till now you would not believe that my older brother Mohammed is still in detention without trial over alleged abuse of human rights. Even if my father did something wrong, why should we suffer for what we know nothing about.
Well, I believe that the almighty Allah would definitely see us through because we are innocent.
The only reason why the present president is torturing my family is because my father jailed him in his tenure for plotting a coup to over throw his government.
Off course, the military tribunal of which General Malu was the head confirmed this. But the President has forgotten that he is not God and that someday he will no longer be president.
Nevertheless, On full confirmation of your willingness to assist me, I shall send you a copy of a letter of authority, which you have to transcribe unto your company's letterheads, signed & sealed and return to us immediately through email as attachment.
It will be safer to receive it through email due to the confidentiality required. This letter would give the attorney the right to prepare all legal documents required to create you as a beneficiary to the Bills and also act on your behalf as a legal representative in any area of negotiations.
On receipt of the endorsed letter, the attorney shall prepare a deed of transfer to show the transfer of ownership of the Bills from the company (INPEX TRADING INC.), I used in the purchasing and lodging the bills to the company name you shall provide.
This will automatically create you as the beneficiary to the bills. Once this has been successfully put in place, the process to convert the bills to cash will be implemented.
All acquired documents shall be sent to you via fax for perusal and to give you an understanding of what is going on.
Nevertheless, the attorney has already finalized arrangements with DR RASHEED MOHAMMED, the director of the foreign remittance of our apex bank, on how the bills will be converted to cash.
We decided to transact the business in Nigeria because of the attorney's relationship with Dr Rasheed but did not disclose the true source of the bills to him.
Since you will be created as the beneficiary to the bills before approaching Rasheed with the actual transaction, he will see you as the sole beneficiary. In this case, we would not be exposing any details to him.
Meanwhile, according to Rasheed, he would be able to accept the bills for a trade in, on behalf of the bank with his position. As soon as this is accomplished, the bank will confirm the authenticity of the bills and officially contact you to give you details of the modalities they have employed to pay you.
To enable us commence with the above procedure, kindly re-affirm your willingness to assist me fully, so that I can send you the letter of authority you would endorse and return back to us for the attorney to proceed at once.
More so, endeavor to send you direct fax and telephone numbers should we need to send you any documents or call you as a matter of urgency.
For your entire assistance, I am ready to give you as much as 30% after you have received the total funds due on the bills.
Please, call me on my private phone, 234-1-7593507 for more clarifications and updates. Due to security reasons, when you call, do not ask for any name, simply ask the recipient person to reconfirm the telephone number.
Once I reconfirm my number to be 234-1-7593507, you can then mention the person you intend to speak with before you go into any discussion. If I fail to reply correctly, do not wait for a second trial, just drop the phone and call back later.
For a more confidential transaction, send all future correspondences to abibacha2002\\yahoo.com
Assault of Mail Again
From: Usman Abacha <usman_abacha\\bensmail.com>
Sent: June 10, 2001
Subject: Business Proposal
My name is USMAN ABACHA, I am the second son of the late head of state of Nigeria General Sanni Abacha who died on the 8th of June 1998. I am writing you this letter with all hope and courage from Almighty God that you will be able to help my family and meddling this hour of need and persecution.
During my late fathers regime, my elder brother Mohammed Abacha was given a lot of contracts to execute by various ministries, which he successfully completed, and the contract value paid to him accordingly.
We are therefore very surprised that at the death of my father, his political enemies and even those who benefited immensely from my father has all abandoned us.
My senior brother Mohammed made a lot of money during my fathers regime for which he is presently facing trial in Lagos, Nigeria.
Already, we have forfeited some money which was transferred through the Central Bank of Nigeria because of the records of the transactions at that time, but during that same period, about $700 million dollars cash was given to him by my father to keep and he was able to move about $50 million through diplomatic immunity baggage system with presidential plane to an undisclosed location abroad for safe keeping in a finance deposit company.
I am now writing you this letter and soliciting your assistance to enable us retrieve these money knowing fully well that there is no banking record of it, no risk involved but due to our restricted movement and lack of money for my family, I would want you to present yourself as the beneficiary of the money with the password which I will give to you since my brother has revealed that to me.
You will be entitled to 15% of the total sum, as your share while 80% will be for us. The remaining 5% is to cover all expenses that you might incur in the course of the transaction.
I will stop here for now. If you are interested please send me an email for detailed explanation and further discussion.
Also include your telephone and fax numbers. My telephone and fax numbers shall be revealed to you once you indicate your interest. Please if you are not in a position to assist us do let us know.
May Allah bless you as you assist my family.
Alhaji USMAN Abacha. for my family
Heard from the Third, Just As Absurd
"Karim Abacha" <karbacha\\yahoo.com>
From: Mr. Karim Abacha
Government Reserve Area (GRA)
Kano - Nigeria.
... It is with heart full of hope but with tears in my eyes that I write to seek your assistance on the subject below. I am Mr. Karim Abacha, the third son...
... got your e-mail address from the family library...
... currently with the security company, and I am the only person who has the PIN code to collect the money.
... sure you must have read... that my father embezzled more than 5billion dollars...
... prepared to offer you 40%... reply to my lawyer, MR. Chukwudi Kalu on his Direct Fax Line: 234-1-759 6799 or (E-mail Address: hekal_associates\\yahoomail.com),...
... As you must have known, my phone and fax numbers are already bugged by the Government security agents...
Sent in by Rob Kinnison from the U.K. 01/17/02
From: Prince Sadiq Abbas Abacha <sadiqabbasabachaa\\yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Subject: Partnership Offer
I am Prince Sadiq Abbas Abacha, son of the late President of Nigeria, General Sani Abacha. I have access and information to a substantial amount of money, running into millions of dollars which I want to invest Overseas.
Owing to numerous problems my family is having with the present government in Nigeria, I want you to be my partner so that you will give me cover.
This government has frozen some of my late father's bank account and seized high value landed properties acquired by my late father, so I need a foreign partner to act as a front for me in this investment.
I will provide the money, you will do the investment in your name and we will share the profit at an agreed ratio.
Please reply quickly if you are interested in this offer so that we shall negotiate your commission.
When I receive your reply, I will disclose to you where and how we shall get the money. Keep this business highly secret.
PS: Please send a copy of your reply to my yahoo mailbox sadiqabachah2000\\yahoo.com so that I can check your mail from that box.
Sent in by Bernie Mark 01/17/02
... I am Sani Abacha Jnr, the Son of the Late Nigerian Head of State General Sani Abacha (1993-1998). Late Father of beloved memory...
...I have within my reach funds-in-cash...
...would appreciate if all arrangement to be conclude in Europe... call 234-42-455495
Son of Sankoh
From: TIJAN PAUL <tijansankoh\\yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: August 03, 2001
Subject: URGENT HELP
Kindly allow me the modesty of introducing myself. I am TIJAN Sankoh,the son of former Vice President of Sierra Leone Mr. Foday Sanko. I got your particulars through a friend in South African Chamber of Commerce shortly before Persona non-grate declaration was issued against my mother Fatou Nbaye Sankoh and myself by the South African government accusing us of engaging in activities contrary to the later and spirit of efforts aimed at creating peace in Sierra Leone.
Although I did not disclose to the friend my reason of asking about you and your business, however I am satisfied with comments he made about your personality and company.
Hence, I am contacting you in order to ask for your assistance on this confidential business proposal with full financial benefit for both of us.
Please be informed before I go further herein that I am writing without any other person's pre-knowledge of my contacting you on this transaction. Therefore I will appreciate same attitude to be maintained all through.
I have the sum of US$55M from a secret sale of diamonds by my father before he was abducted, which I would like you to receive on my behalf due to security reasons, as my narration below will explain.
Before I continue be well informed that your share in this transaction has been calculated at 15% of the total sum of US$55M, 5% for expenses and 80% would be for purchases of houses, where myself, younger ones and our mother would reside in order to avoid further harassment and intimidation from President Tijan Kabbah.
Our direct involvement may jeopardize the much-needed success of the whole transaction, as our experience in South Africa on the 29th May 2000 where we were given 24 hours to leave has taught us a big lesson and subsequently, we would always want to guide against any other embarrassment against us in future.
Already the Sierra Leonia government has won the support of some ECOWAS government on the campaign for the clamp down on our money and private property.
Already you might be aware that the OAU and UN have authorized an international broker for the sales of diamond from Sierra Leone because they believe that the rebels are using the proceeds from the illegal diamond sale to fund the purchase of ammunition for the war.
They have earlier unjustly arrested my father Foday Sankoh, former Vice President of Sierra Leone over the attack on the UN peacekeepers in Sierra Leone.
Let me quickly assure you of the 100% safe proof of the transaction because the diamond sales packaging deals from the onset were arranged in a pattern that shows no direct trace or linkage with us (Sankoh family).
At present the money is secured in a Security company as intellectual material in their vault. The intellectual material will be released within 7 days of my being in receipt of your reply via e-mail address above only for security reasons.
I am waiting anxiously for your swift and favorable response. In case You have question(s), do not hesitate to contact me.
Wisdom of Elvis
From: buka family <bukafamily\\yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: July 11, 2001
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANT
FROM: PRINCE BUNDOR ELVIS BUKA
TEL / FAX : (229)07-53-41
COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC
It is my pleasure to introduce you a business that will mark the beginning of a family relationship. I got your contact during my search on a reliable person who will assist me and has the capability to handle this project.
I am PRINCE BUKA EVLIS BUNDOR the rightful inheritor to throne of late KING SANKOH AGOMAKA BUNDOR the XI of MENDE in SIERRA LEONE.
My father until his death was the king of MENDE TRIBE IN SIERRA LEONE, a member of then ruling cabinet of president AHMED TEJAN KABBAH, and also one of the richest diamond dealers in Sierra Leone.
On the 31 of december 1998 (on new year eve) my father was murdered by rebel forces on the accusation that he is in support of the democratically elected PRESIDENT ALHADJI TEJAN KABBAH.
My Uncle who is a supporter of the rebel took over control of leadership by force. Fortunately, I was not in the palace when they raided.
My father married 4 wives with 17 children. My father's two wives, my six brothers and three sisters were murdered in cold blood. My mother was spared because my uncle informed them that she would lead them to me.
However she was seriously wounded on the 17th of April 1999, my mother was rescued by the WEST AFRICAN PEACE KEEPING FORCES (ECOMOG).
Right now I am left with my mother, my step mother (first wife- though no child) and my younger ones. Since the sudden death of my father the family has being displaced and disorganised. On our extensive search in the palace where my late father used to keep his important things. We discovered two trunk boxes containing US$22.5million cash.
Since then this place has been a serious war zone and my uncle is still searching for me. I made arrangement with a private security company in connection with ECOMOG to help me ferry the boxes out of Sierra Leone to BENIN REPUBLIC.
And quickly deposited the money into a security company in COTONOU and instruct them to transfer the money through their diplomatic courier service to their branch office in SPAIN. For security reason I didn't disclose to the security company the real contents of the boxes.
Presently now the money is been lodged in a security company in Spain. Please we really need you to assist us to get this money out from the security company.
Now we wish to commence business transaction with this fund and do not have a reliable and trustworthy foreign partner to offer me the necessary investment advice. It is due to this reason that we have decided to contact an experienced person of your caliber and if possible team up with you, for viable business joint venture abroad.
For your assistance I have decided to bequest to you 30% of the total sum involved and 10% for the total annual income of the investment.
Items of the things I want from you :
1) INVESTING MY MONEY IN A LUCRATIVE AND BLUE CHIP VENTURES THAT YOU SHALL ADVICE IN YOUR COUNTRY
(2) GETTING AN ADMISSION FOR ME INTO A UNIVERSITY, SO THAT I CAN START UP FROM WHERE I STOPPED MY EDUCATION IN YOUR COUNTRY
(3)GETTING RESIDENT PERMITS AND A HOUSE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY
(4) BANKING PART OF MY MONEY INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY.
Please this is very urgent, as I want to hear from you immediately you receive this mail, meanwhile treat this matter with absolute confidentiality.
I am looking forward to your urgent reply. My regards to your family.
PRINCE BUKA ELVIS BUNDOR.
From: Dan Co .Ltd <dan_co_ltd\\yahoo.com>
Sent: June 25, 2001
Subject: YOUR ASSISTANCE NEEDED
I AM MAKING THIS CONTACT WITH PROFOUND INTEREST, HAVING CONSIDERED YOU HIGHLY REPUTABLE AND CAPABLE OF ASSISTANCE TO MY UNDERSTATED BUSINESS PROPOSAL AFTER GOING THROUGH A BRIEF PROFILE OF YOUR COMPANY HERE IN THE GHANA TRADE AFFAIRS COMMISSION.
I AM OLIVER KABILA FROM THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ZAIRE, SON OF LATE LAURENT M. KABILA, THE FORMER PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES REPUBLIC OF CONGO ZAIRE. PRESENTLY TAKING REFUGE HERE IN GHANA AFTER THE SUDDEN DEMISE OF MY FATHER, FOLLOWING HIS ASSASSINATION BY HIS PERSONAL BODY GUARD ON THE 15TH JANUARY 2001.
ON TRUST AND IN UTMOST CONFIDENCE, I AM ESTABLISHING THIS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU IN BENEVOLENT SPIRIT AS TO ENHANCE IMMEDIATE RESOLUTION TO AN OPPORTUNITY RIGHTLY AT HAND.
IN A CLOSE DOOR MEETING HELD WITH MY FATHER BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH, HE DISCLOSED TO ME CERTAIN FACTS AND SECRETS ABOUT HIMSELF AND THAT OF MY STEP-BROTHER GENERAL JOSEPH KABILA (I MEAN THE PRESENT PRESIDENT OF MY COUNTRY).
CERTAIN DOCUMENTS WAS GIVEN TO ME THAT DAY BY MY FATHER REGARDING WHICH HE DEPOSITED IN A PRIVATE VAULT OF A SECURITY FIRM IN ACCRA-GHANA (WEST AFRICA). IN ADDITION, $168 MILLION USA DOLLARS CASH IN TWO TRUNK BOXES ALSO IN THE VAULT.
THE $168 MILLION USD WAS TO BE USED TO WORK ON LEADERS OF THE ECOWAS COMMUNITY, ENHANCING HIS FULL SUPPORT IN POWER BUT THIS AIM WAS NOT ACHIEVED BEFORE HIS DEATH.
THE ISSUE OF THIS MONEY HAS BEEN A SECRET BETWEEN MY FATHER AND I UNTIL HE DIED. THEREFORE, I AM TAKING THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENRICH AND EQUIP MYSELF TO FACE MY SECRET AMBITION. AS NOBODY CAN CONVINCE ME THAT MY STEP-BROTHER (JOSEPH) IS NOT BEHIND THE DEATH OF MY FATHER.
I HAVE SINCE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE SECURITY FIRM IN PURSUANCE OF THE CLEARANCE OF THIS CONSIGNMENT AND I AM SO FAR ABLE TO CLARIFY/CERTIFY ALL PAPERS WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY THROUGH AN ATTORNEY WHO AS WELL DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUE CONTENT OF THE CONSIGNMENT. BECAUSE MY FATHER DID NOT DECLARE THE CONTENT AS MONEY TO THE SECURITY FIRM BUT PERSONAL EFFECTS.
ALL I NEED NOW IS A RELIABLE FOREIGN PARTNER WITH WHOM I CAN CLEAR AND TRANSFER THIS MONEY ABROAD. I HAVE AGREED TO GIVE A REASONABLE PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF THIS CONSIGNMENT AS YOUR SHARE.
YOU MAY ASK IF I DON'T HAVE INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS EVEN HERE IN GHANA TO ASSIST ME ON THIS ISSUE. THE ANSWER IS YES, BUT I HAVE AN AMBITION RIGHT NOW AND WANT TO LIVE IN DISGUISE UNTIL MY AMBITION IS FULFILLED.
I EXPECT YOUR KIND URGENT RESPONSE BY EMAIL TO ENABLE ME FURNISH YOU WITH MORE DETAILS ON THIS BUSINESS.
THANKS IN ANTICIPATION.
NB: I SHALL COUNT ON YOUR INDULGENCE TO PLEASE KEEP THIS INFORMATION VERY SECRET & CONFIDENTIAL.
AND PLEASE, YOU SHOULD HENCEFORTH ADDRESS ME AS THE MANAGER OF DAN COMPANY LTD. THAT IS WHAT I AM NOW USING FOR SECURITY REASONS.
In The Name Of The Son
From: bagadu mustapha <tan200_mus\\yahoo.com>
Sent: June 28, 2001
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS
I wish to seek your assistance in a matter that needs trust secrecy and confidentiality.
I am Mustapha Bagudu a close confidant to Mohammed Abacha son of late General Sani Abacha former head of state Federal republic of Nigeria, who ruled from November 17th 1993 to June 8th 1998 when he died suddenly in office.
Since then the family as a whole is now facing all sort of harassment, by security operatives agents of the new head of state who served jail term under my friend's father for coup offence.
Even my friend's old mother has been detained and tortured many times, Mohammed is now being charged for military decision of his fathers regime e.g. the murder cases of political opponents.
These offences he know nothing, as he was only the head of states son, not even a military man nor was he in the government.
His father ruled for five years during which period he acquired financial gains and property all over the world from his share of crude oil sales as the head of state.
They (the family) have lost all assets (property and money in Nigeria to the new government. Ref news watch magazine publication of 11th to 18th October 1999.
However they have hidden records in a secret name with the Nigerian Insurance Deposit Corporation to access a coded trust accounts in Europe and America valued at three hundred and thirty eight million united states dollars only ($338,000,000).
Mohammed currently is being detained and tortured to sign off accounts of his late father and he has done that but not the coded trust accounts in the name of certain government multinational contractors that I can not disclose now.
THE AIM OF THIS LETTER IS TO REQUEST YOUR ASSISTANCE TO SECURE THIS ACCOUNT IN A SAFE/CONFIDENTIAL BANK AND HELP INVEST THE MONEY FOR OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT.
We also expect to use some of our share of the money to relocate ourselves to another safe country because right now Nigeria is not safe and we will like to go into hiding oversea if we can escape.
If you are interested in helping secure the accounts please contact our family lawyer in confidence. He is Mr. J. B. Dauda (SAN) through his email address: jbd_lawyer\\yahoo.com who will arrange an initial meeting for us in a neighboring country, thus you can present your investment program and projects for our assessment.
Thereafter we will sign a memorandum of understanding binding this business relationship and immediately entrust you to access the coded trust accounts in Europe or America valued at three hundred and thirty eight million united states dollars only($338,000,000).
We will depend on your business experience to make sure that we get maximum returns on our investment with you.
Just forward via email your data to the lawyer to enable us prepare documents on your behalf as the new beneficiary, hence make formal application for the transfer of ownership to you. We look forward to your helping us.
For Mohammed Abacha
Reply to this e-mail: jbd200_lawyer\\yahoo.com jb_dauda\\hotmail.com
It is worthy to note this secret, that this nature of business has been carried out with the following people before the death of Sani Abacha.
1. Mr.Valentine Smirnov, President of TPE, Ovchinikovskaya NAB,18/1, Moscow.
2. Mr.Davidov, Russian minister of economic relations with foreign countries
Manners and Marked Money
Larry Kepler sent this along 11/06/01
BARRISTER PATRICK ODION UDO
OKEAYA INNEH LAW FIRM
...I HOPE MY LETTER DOES NOT CAUSE YOU TOO MUCH EMBARRASSMENT AS I WRITE TO YOU IN GOOD FAITH...PLEASE EXCUSE MY INTRUSION INTO YOUR PRIVATE LIFE...
I AM BARRISTER PATRICK ODION UDO, I REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA...
... SINCE THIS MONEY IS STILL CASH, EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT IT FROM THEFT OR SEIZURE. I HAVE PERSONALLY WORKED OUT ALL MODALITIES FOR THE PEACEFUL CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION...
...YOU MAY ALSO DISCUSS YOUR PERCENTAGE BEFORE WE START TO WORK...
...PLEASE, DO NOT ENTERTAIN ANY FEARS, AS ALL NECESSARY MODALITIES ARE IN PLACE, AND I ASSURE YOU OF ALL SUCCESS AND SAFETY IN THIS TRANSACTION...
Mark Maurer of Phoenix, AZ sent this along 12/03/01
CHIEF DAN OTITE ESQ.
DAN OTITE & CO. LAW FIRM
... GRACE AND PEACE AND LOVE FROM THIS PART OF THE ATLANTIC TO YOU.
... I AM CHIEF DAN OTITE, I REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA,
... SINCE THIS MONEY IS STILL CASH, EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT IT FROM THEFT OR SEIZURE,
... ALL MODALITIES FOR THE PEACEFUL CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION.
Barrister Vincent Shola, OKEAYA INNEH LAW FIRM, LEGAL PRACTITIONER., NIGERIA representing Mohammad Abacha... money being frozen in Switzerland... pick up points are Holland, South and West Africa.
TEMPLARS LAW FIRM
BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS.
The Octagon, 564 A.J.Marinho Drive,
V.I.Annexe. P.O.Box 66564
Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.
... I AM BARRISTER DAVID A. UMAR, I REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF...
... SINCE THIS MONEY IS STILL CASH, EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT IT FROM THEFT OR SEIZURE...
sent in by Tai Che 01/23/02
Wendy Larson sent this one in 01/27/02.
My regards, l am Zuberu Abacha , the son of late Nigeria head of state general Sani Abacha...
... has also gazetted all our properties... ...a security company vault at Lome, Republic of Togo... ...deposited as an African art gallery... ... for more details on the logistics and modalities...
Tukur or Ibrahim?
Ken Frey sent this along 02/19/02 with the notation: General Sani Abacha Age: 54. brutal Nigerian dictator accused of numerous human rights violations. Died: June 8, 1998.
TEMPLARS LAW FIRM
BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS.
The Octagon, 564 A.J. Marinho Drive, V.I. Annexe.
P.O. Box 66564 Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
... I AM BARR. BAMANGA A. TUKUR, I REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA...
... MUST BE A JOINT VENTURE TRANSACTION... SINCE THIS MONEY IS STILL CASH, EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT IT FROM THEFT OR SEIZURE... NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNTS...
... I HAVE PERSONALLY WORKED OUT ALL MODALITIES FOR THE PEACEFUL CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION... YOU MAY ALSO DISCUSS YOUR PERCENTAGE BEFORE WE START TO WORK...
BARR. DAMCIDA IBRAHIM
Carlos Sanchez De Tagle sent this along 02/15/02
...His son Muhammed Abacha is in control of the money...don't entertain any fear because it genuine money.
BARRISTER LYNNS ANDERSON
FOR MUHAMMED ABACHA
Sent in by M Kennedy 02/13/02
... I AM JERRY SANKOH, A SIERRA LEONEAN THE SON OF LATE DR. FIDELIS SANKOH, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF SIERRA LEONE GOLD & DIAMOND COOPERATION...
... UNDERGROUND SECURITY VAULT ROOM WHERE I DISCOVERED TWO METALLIC TRUNK BOXES... DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN ABIDJAN UNDER THE COVERAGE OF FAMILY TREASURES...
Sent in by Arun M. Prabhu in India 02/27/02BARRISTER ALFRED OMOLE
OKEAYA INNEH LAW FIRM
... I AM BARRISTER ALFRED OMOLE REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA...
... I got your contact through the International Chamber of Commerce (I.C.C.)...
My name is Mr. Josef Henri Bedie the son of former president Henri Konan Bedie of Cote d'Ivories who was unfortunately toppled in a military coup in Dec 1999 by General Robert Guei.
... helping us to secure this deposit we have with a financial institution in Europe...
Sent in by Anthony J. Sava, Jr 03/07/02
... I'm Dr. Michael William, a personal phsician of Alhaji Mohammed Abacha son of late general Sani Abacha... deposited with a coded security company...
Sent in by Annette Geil 03/12/02
BARRISTER MUHAMMED BELLO
OKEAYA INNEH LAW FIRM
...I AM MUHAMMED BELLO, I REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA...
Sent in by Rebecca J. Hintz 03/23/02
... I am Alhaji Ismaila Abacha. Son of the late Gen. Sani Abacha...
... moved the money out of Nigeria to a Security company in Holland for security reasons, pending the transfer to beneficiary account, but it can not leave the security company in Holland with my name...
Isma Ilaman - ismaila777\\yahoo.com
Sent in by Daniele Giombi in Italy 04/10/02
FAX: +27-11-643 4108
... this letter... comes with best of intentions... your address was courtesy of a Business Journal at the World Trade Center in Johannesburg...
My name is Mr. Davis Nyerere form Tanzania, I am the son of the Late Tanzanian President Julius Mwalimu Nyerere, who died.. His attorney notified me and my family of my father's "will"...
... deposited it with a private security company here in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. He deposited this consignment as valuables...
Davis Nyerere davisnyerere\\yahoo.com
Sent in by Christopher Holgado 04/17/02
CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL
... By way of introduction, I am Mr. Michael Kabila the first son of the third wife to the late Congolese President, Laurent Kabila, who was assassinated...
... entrusted to my mother, who was his favorite wife, certain documents... Deposit Bond Certificate of two trunk cases... ... private security and financial company here in South Africa... retrieve the fund from the private Security Company before my elder half-brother discovers...
... claim this money as yours and assist us to invest same... If God has touched your heart of humane kindness to assist us...
Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/19/02
...I am PRINCE DAVID SAVIMBI, the son of JONAS SAVIMBI, the leader of the UNITA rebels in ANGOLA... made me to flee ANGOLA to JOHANESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA...
davidoyi\\hotmail.com or my private phone number 27 732357481
Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 04/30/02
I AM PRINCE THEOPHILUS MBOMAA SIERRA LEONEAN, AND THE SON OF COL. FRANK MBOMA, OF THE SENIOR OFFICIALS OF REVOLUTIONARY UNITED FRONT OF SIERRA LEONE (R.U.F) WHO DIED... HERE AS A REFUGEE IN DAKAR SENEGAL...
Tel: 221 6656647
Sent in by Jeff Larson 04/30/02
REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
... I am Laurent Mpeti Kabila (Jnr) the second son of Late President LAURENT DESIRE KABILA the immediate Past president of the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO in Africa who was murdered...
... money and treasures lodged in a vault with a security firm in Europe and South-Africa...
... directed his best friend Frederic Kibasa Maliba who was a minister of mines and a political party leader known as the Union Sacree de I'Opposition Radicale et ses Allies (USORAL) to buy arms...
... I count on your honour to keep my secret, SECRET.
MPETI L. KABILA (Jnr)
Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 05/02/02
... I am Mr. GABRIEL KABILA the son of the late Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Desire Kabila of the blessed memory...
... deposited the boxes with a reputable security company as a family valuables as I was afraid of being defrauded...
MR. GABRIEL KABILA
NO 31 VON DYK AVENUE
Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 05/02/02
BARRISTER IDOWU TAYLOR
ESAN,USOBO & CO.
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, NIGERIA.
... REPRESENT MOHAMMED ABACHA, SON OF...
... SINCE THIS MONEY IS STILL CASH, EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT IT FROM THEFT OR CEASURE PENDING WHEN AGREEMENT IS REACHED ON WHEN TO MOVE IT INTO ANY OF THESE COUNTRIES GHANA, HOLLAND OR LONDON...
... VISIT THESE SITES AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.
... Your email address was got during our search for someone Godly and humane enough to save the souls of the family late Gen.Sani Abacha through the internet.
Sent in by Krim Micheal 05/13/02
... My name is Mr. Joseph Nyerere from Tanzania. I am the son of the late president of Tanzania JULIUS NYERERE, who died two years back. My father used his position then to make for himself and for us some fortune...
... brilliantly transferred and deposited it with a private Security Company here in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa...
TEL: +27 82 535 3656 fax: +27-83-330-4359
Sent in by Emmanuel de Poorter 06/03/02