Scam o Rama 41

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we did over-inflate the contracts [Mr. Kingsley Chiugo]

28th March,00


With due regards, I take the liberty to contact you for an urgent business transaction which will be of immense benefit to all parties concerned. I am Mr Kingsley Chiugo, the Chairman of the contract Tenders Board of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC).

My committee has the responsibility for the recommendation and award of contracts and supplies for the NNPC. In the course of our assignment, we did over-inflate the contracts for some supplies to the NNPC as a result of which the sum of USD $25.8m (Twenty five million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) is now outstanding. The original contractors who executed the jobs have since been fully paid off, leaving this outstanding sum. Unfortunately, we as civil servants are not allowed to own or operate a foreign account and it is also not possible for us to withdraw the money here locally.

We therefore need your kind assistance to transfer this outstanding sum of USD $25.8m to your account anywhere very safe. We shall compensate you with 25% of the funds for your assistance after the transfer. We the officials here shall have 65% while 10% will be set aside for any incidental expenses.

Please note that this transaction is absolutely risk-free on both sides since we are using our positions to facilitate it. All logistics has been carefully mapped out for a hitch free transaction. The new civilian dispensation in Nigeria has given a most auspicious environment to do the transaction and all the record will be removed and destroyed immediately after the transfer. We however demand that you keep the transaction to yourself only until the funds arrive in your account.

You need to send us urgently the particulars of your Private or company bank account where the funds will be transferred. As soon as we receive this, we shall commence the process and it is expected to take 5 working days for the complete transfer to be effected.

Send your response to my e-mail address above and include your private tel/fax number for ease of communication.

Yours sincerely,
Kingsley Chiugo

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