WHO ISN'T WHO

updated mar 1 2005

The '419' scammers pose as real politicians, cultural figures and bureaucrats.
This is often plainly a political dig.
They may mention news stories about their real counterparts, to make the story more convincing.

Suggestions for addition to the list are welcome.

Other sources of information:
Nigeria Congress Web Page
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission


ALHAJI BAYERO

... is the Emir of Kano State in Nigeria.


NUHU RIBADU

... is the head of the relatively new Nigerian agency "Economic and Financial Crimes Commission". Their mission is to go after financial criminals, and it seems they are actually trying to do it.


CHUBA OKADIGBO

Former president of Nigeria's national senate (1999-2000). He was impeached over a corruption issue and had to step down from the presidency, but stayed in the Senate until 2003. Then he ran (unsuccessfully) for national vice president on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) slate, but lost to the current president Obasanjo's People's Democratic Party (PDP). Okadigbo died in 2003. He had been teargassed at a rally a few days before. Maybe this is what "Mrs. Okadigbo" refers to below.

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004
Subject: MY GOOD FRIEND
From: emechie_anietoo@ilse.nl

My Dear Friend,

I am Mrs.Chinasa Okadigbo wife of the former senate president of nigeria. my life is in danger after the killing of my husband. the killers are after my life because of his political campaign for presidential election and all documents relating to a transaction he did with a russia company worth $10.5 Million to supply crude oil to russia are with me.

REPLY ME WITH THIS MY PRIVATE E-MAIL:okachinasa@yahoo.com

Yours faithfully,

Mrs.Chinasa. E .A .Okadigbo.


Nigeria: old wine in new bottles? -- BBC story about Okadigbo, interesting comments from Nigerians.


SENATOR GBENGA OGUNNIYA

Senator from Ondo Central (People's Democratic Party) since 2003.

To: (Recipient List Suppressed)
Sender: senatepension@btconnect.com
Reply-To: gbenga@web-mail.com.ar
Subject: FROM: SENATOR GBENGA OGUNNIYA

FROM: SENATOR GBENGA OGUNNIYA
REPLY TO:gbenga@web-mail.com.ar

My name is SENATOR GBENGA OGUNNIYA, the chairman of the Senate committee on Pension,insurance and manpower development in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am writing you to earnestly Solicit for your assistance in helping to receive some sum of money into your account for safe keeping.


KENNEDY UZOKA

I did some research on this Mr Uzoka and it turns out he's actually a real person, I feel really sorryfor the dude in that his name and image are being tarnished in this manner.

I am Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, Director, Retail Banking Division with Standard Trust Bank Plc, Lagos, Nigeria.I have an urgent and very profitable business proposition for you that should be handled with extreme confidentiality. On January 6,1998 a Foreign Consultant and contractor with the Nigerian Railway Corporation Mr. Abbas Gumeri by name made a numbered time Fixed Deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$38.6M(Thirty Eight Million, Six Hundred United States Dollars Only) in my branch. (etc. etc. this is the Dead Bank Customer letter.)

If you are interested, send the requested information via my alternative email "uzoka_kennedy@yahoo.ie" as soon as possible so that we can proceed.
PETER ODILI

Real person. Governor of Rivers State in Nigeria.

Scamorama got a scam-o-gram from an "Odili", about laundering imaginary money, and referring us to a "Dr. Richard Foxx", r.foxx@tiscali.cz, [213.185.106.3], 0044-70 92807020. The mail had political touches for distraction value, relating to rivalry, intrigue and violence in Rivers State, and even threw in something about how Nigeria's oil should be used for the benefit of Nigerians.


CHARLES SOLUDIO

Governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria


MARIAM ABACHA

The widow of former Nigerian President General Sani Abacha, and possibly the most impersonated human being on the planet, thanks to 419 scammers.

She and son Mohammed have been at odds with the current Nigerian government, which would really like back the money they claim the family stole and parked in European banks. The government dropped some charges in return for part of the money (billions of dollars are in dispute). It should fix a lot of those potholes in the Sagbama Express Road.

Other famous widows featured in 419 letters include Mrs Estrada and Mrs Marcos (she of the shoes), and Mrs Savimbi.


SENATOR KASSIM OFOYO

Senator (from Edo North) in the Nigerian National Assembly. Member of the Committee on Petroleum. Also described as influential in the Grail Movement in Nigeria. The Grail Movement is described here: http://www.grailmessage.com/ABD_Page.htm.


SUSAN SHABANGU

A (real) minister in the South African government.


SENATOR CHRIS ADIGHEJE

Senator from Abia Central.Name often misspelled in scam letters as Adighije.


SENATOR UBA UGOCHUKWU

Real, and a Senator.


THOMAS UKOT

Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).


SENATOR MAURICE IBEKWE

A member of the Nigerian national House of Representatives. Arrested on charges of fraud and died in 2004 while still under detention.


VARIOUS SONS/WIVES OF KEN SARO WIWA

They aren't. He was. Ken Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian political dissident, executed by the Nigerian government.


VARIOUS SONS/WIVES OF JONAS SAVIMBI

They aren't. He was. Jonas Savimbi was long-time leader of an Angolan guerrilla movement.


VARIOUS SONS/WIVES OF KABILA

They aren't. He was, and so is his son. Laurent Kabila was a president of D. R. Congo. He was assassinated by a bodyguard. His son Joseph took over.


OLU JACOBS

Nigerian film actor.



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