From the desk of:-
DR. SAM BASHIRU
(Director, ECO Bank Plc)
First I must solicit your confidence in the transaction, this is by virtue of
its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a
transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I
am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We have decided to
contract you due to the urgency of this transaction, as we have been reliably
informed of your discreteness and ability in transaction of this nature.
Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. I am DR. SAM BASHIRU,
a Director with the ECO Bank Nigeria plc, Lagos. I came to know of you in my
private search for reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential
transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign
Account requiring maximum confidence. THE POSITION: A foreigner, LATE ENGINNER
JAMES AKMEH, an oil Merchant/Contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria,
until his death a year ago in a ghastly air crash, banked with us here at ECO
Bank plc, Lagos, and had a closing balance as at the end of March 2000 worth
US$21.6M (TWENTY - ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) which
the bank now expects a next of kin to Beneficiary. Valuable efforts are being
made by the ECO Bank to get in touch with any of the Akmehs family or relatives
but they has been no success.
It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of
Late Engr. James Akmehs next of kin (he had no known wife nor children that
known to us). The management under the influence of our chairman and member of
the Board of Directors retired Major General Umaru Shelling, that arrangement
has been made for the funds to be declared UNCLAIMABLE and subsequently be
donated to the Trust fund. In order to advert this negative development, some of
my trusted colleagues and I now seek your permission to have you stand as a
next-of-kin to Late Engr. James akmeh so that the fund US$21.6M would be
released and paid into your account as the beneficiary next - of - kin. All
documents and proves to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out,
we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the
deceased beneficiaries and more so we are assuring you of a 100% risk free
involvement. Your share stays while the rest would be for myself and my
colleagues for investment purpose in your country.
We have agreed that, the fund be shared thus, after it has been transferred
into your account:
1. 30% of the money will go to you for acting as the beneficiary of the fund.
2. 5% will be set aside for reimbursement to both Parties for any incidental expenses that may be incurred in the course of the transfer.
3. 65% to us the originators of the transaction.
If this proposal is acceptable by you do not make undue advantage of trust we
have bestowed on you and your company, then kindly get to me immediately through
Please furnish me with your most confidential TELEPHONE, FAX NUMBER and
exclusive Bank/Account particulars so that I can use this information to apply
for the release and subsequent transfer of the funds in your favour. Thank you
in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
DR. SAM BASHIRU
Director (ECO BANK PLC).