From: toyin amodu []
Sent: Tuesday May 22 2001 5:14 pm
subject: business proposal


Dear Sir,


I am a member of the Contract Review Panel with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (N.N.P.C.). Our duties include evaluation, vetting and approval for payment of contracts and services rendered for the (N.N.P.C ). I head this six man panel in charge of Contract Review and Payment approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction which involves the transfer of funds to a foreign account.

There were series of contracts executed by a Consortium of ABB Lumus, J.G.C. Corporation of Japan Bouygues Offshore and a Joint Venture of Spiebatigoles and Dresser GMBH of Germany.

The original value of the contracts were deliberately over-invoiced to the sum of Twenty Seven Million Five Hundred and Thirty Thousand United States Dollars (US$27,530,000.00) which has recently been approved and now ready to be transferred being that the companies that actually executed the contracts have been fully paid and the projects officially commissioned. Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account for subsequent disbursement.

The trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous, in return, we have agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, while 10% shall be set aside for any incidental expenses during the course of the transaction. You will then be mandated to revert the balance to us in due course. You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence.

Modalities have been worked out at the highest levels of the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Presidential Task Force on Contract Payment for the immediate remittance of the funds within 10 working days subject to your satisfaction of the stated terms. Our assurance is that your role shall be totally risk free. To accord this transaction the legality it deserve and mutual security of the funds, the whole approval procedures shall be officially and legally processed with your name and any company you may nominate as the bonafide final beneficiary, and we shall also make sure that this transaction is backed by an agreement deed.

Kindly contact me immediately by the E-mail address as given
Yours faithfully,

Chairman (CRP)