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From: ese <ese@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 06:38:23 +0100
Message-ID: <00d501c0875a$365943c0$7e8f673f@ese.supernet300.com>
To: <salisubuhari@mail.md>
Private and Strictly Confidential 
from;Alhaji Salisu Buhari 

Attn; CEO/ Managing Director 

I sincerely hope that this letter will not come as a surprise to you or cause you any embarrassment since we neither knew each other before nor have had any previous contact or correspondence. 

I am Alhaji Salisu Buhari, an accountant general with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC], and also the chairman of the Contract Award Committee [CAC], I was well informed of your strong hold in business over the years, an incentive that induced me to write you to seek your ability at sustaining the conclusion of a pending transaction for our mutual benefit. 

We have put in place instrument of payment for $21.5 million [twenty-one million five hundred thousand dollars] which is now in a dedicated account with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. the above funds came about from the over-invoicing of contracts awarded to a Consortium of foreign firms in 1994 for the construction of the eleme/chemical and liquefied natural gas plant in Portharcourt worth$1.2 billion. the original contractors have been paid in full, hence the $21.5m in question is therefore free to be transferred overseas upon proper application without any risk whatsoever. 

I shall explain the origin, in the course of discharging my duties I 
discovered that some government officials in the past committed some 
irregularities in the form of over invoiced contract values which eventually go into their private bank accounts. What interested me most and for which reason I am writing you is that this particular contract was awarded to a foreign contractor which was over invoiced to the tune of $21.5 million [twenty-one million five hundred thousand dollars] in our records and the contract has been completed and commissioned. the contractors have received full payments for the contract executed leaving $21.5m which represents the over estimated value currently lying at The Central Bank Of Nigeria, because of the haste with which the last government was removed from office these men had no chance to collect the money before leaving office. but as a result of updated payment advise at the Central Bank Of Nigeria it has been awaiting transfer to a foreign account. In my report I recommended that this fund should be paid but on the condition that the Contractor should be informed. My recommendation was accepted and there was a mandate to get in touch with the foreign Contractor, but since the contractor has been paid already, I now want to divert this money to another foreign account. My partners and I have agreed to source for a reliable overseas private [personal] or company's account to transfer these funds without raising doubts. This is the assistance we seek of you because due to the nature of the accrual of this funds it has to be applied for by a foreign contractor/company and payment can only be paid in a foreign account, hence this contact is necessary to accomplish this deal. 

You and your company will be compensated with 30% of the amount as the  account owner, 5%shall be set aside for reimbursement of all expenses that will be incurred by both parties in the course of this transaction the remaining 65%is for me and my partners. 

We shall urgently require of you the following by fax or email 
1] Name ,telephone and fax numbers of the beneficiary 
2] Name and full address of the company 
3] Complete particulars of the bank account where you wish to the funds to be transferred to this should include the account number, bank address, telephone and fax numbers. 

My colleagues and I have had some fruitful discussion with relevant top 
officials of the Federal Ministry Of Finance [FMF].an application for the fund release shall be made at the appropriate ministries in favour of the beneficiary [you and your company] thereafter, your company will be officially regarded as having executed the contract For The Nigerian 
National Petroleum Company [NNPC] for which payment is been made. this 
process makes the operation legal and according to the law of The Federal Government Of Nigeria. 

However before further details of this laudable transaction will be revealed to you. I must be convinced of your integrity, transparency and honesty, please treat this as strictly confidential as we are civil servants who would not want any exposure. 

I look forward to your urgent response please reply strictly to salisubuhari@mail.md
 my phone is tel-234-1-7598101 fax 234-1-7596322 USA fax-1-208-4453923 

best regards 
Alhaji Salisu Buhari 
Received on Friday, 26 January 2001 00:37:07 GMT

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