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Frank Hesse / Projekte / QWERTY / My Dear Beneficiary (The Ballad of Mariam Abacha) (2007)

Licht-Installation

Technische Unterstützung: Julian Rohrhuber, Uwe Schenk

53 Hausnummernleuchten sind so beschriftet und angeordnet, dass sie eine einfache QWERTY-Tastatur bilden. Eine Steuerung lässt die Lampen nacheinander aufblinken, so, dass es den Betrachtern möglich ist, die getippten Texte mitzuverfolgen. Das Eingabewerkzeug "Tastatur" wird zu einem Ausgabemedium umfunktioniert.

Bei den abzulesenden Texten handelt es sich um einen 14-stündigen Loop aus insgesamt 24 Emails, die scheinbar alle von einer gewissen Mariam Abacha, verfasst wurden. Diese stellt sich als Witwe des ehemaligen nigerianischen Präsidenten General Sami Abacha vor und beschreibt die Repressionen, denen sie sich nach dessen Tod unter der demokratischen Regierung ausgeliefert sieht. Nur der Empfänger der Email könne sie retten, wenn er ihr hilft, ihr Geld außer Landes zu schaffen. Hierbei handelt es sich um hohe Dollarbeträge im zweistelligen Millionenbetrag. Das Geld stamme aus einer Investionsrückzahlung oder aus dem Erbe des Generals. Dem Empfänger werden bei einer erfolgreichen Transaktion Prämien von 20 bis 30 Prozent in Aussicht gestellt.

Bei den Texten handelt es sich um Spam-Emails der "Nigeria Connection" - einem verbreiteten Beispiel von so genanntem "Vorschussbetrug". Den Empfängern wird zunächst glaubhaft gemacht, ein enormes Vermögen verdienen zu können. Falls sie sich auf das Geschäft einlassen, wird von ihnen dann in der Folge eine Kette von Vorleistungen und Vorschüssen verlangt. Die Opfer leisten diese Investitionen in der Hoffnung auf den Mehrgewinn so lange, bis ihnen klar wird, dass sie Betrügern auf den Leim gegangen sind. Vergeblich warten sie auf die versprochene Gegenleistung – und befinden sich damit in einer ähnlichen Situation wie die Betrachter vor der Lichtinstallation.

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HOPE YOU CAN!!!!!
MY DEAR BENEFICIARY, IT IS WITH HEARTFELT HOPE THAT I WRITE TO SEEK YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN THE CONTEXT STATED BELOW: MAY I FIRST INTRODUCE MY SELF: I AM DR.(MRS.) MARIAM ABACHA,THE WIFE OF LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA (FORMER MILITARY HEAD OF STATE AND PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA) WHO DIED SUDDENLY ON 8TH JUNE 1998. I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH THE HELP OF MY SISTER-INLAW THAT WORKS WITH THE CANADIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND TOURRISM DUE I DID NOT DISCLOSE TO HER MY HUMBLE INTENTION FOR A HONEST FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP SAVE MY LIFE AND MY CHILDREN. HAVING NOTED THE CONFIDENCE REPOSED ON YOUR PERSON BY THE SPONSOR OF THE RECOMMENDATION, I BECAME CONVINCED OF YOUR CAPABILITY AND GOODWILL TO ASSIST ME IN RECEIVING THE SUM OF 20 MILLION U.S DOLLARS SECRETLY WILLED IN MY FAVOUR BY THE LATE GENERAL (MY HUSBAND). THIS MONEY WAS KEPT IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN AMSTERDAM HOLLAND AND I HAVE ALL DOCUMENTS WITH ME AS OF WHEN IT WAS DEPOSITED IN A SECURITY VAULT FOR SAFE KEEPING. THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DEFACED FOR SECURITY REASONS AND ALSO TO AVOID IT BEEN SPENT BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS. WE HAVE BEEN DELIBERATING ON HOW TO INVEST THIS FUND ABROAD IN A CONFIDENTIAL MANNER UNTIL WE CAME TO A CONCLUSION TO USE IT TO BUY HOUSES AND PART OF IT WILL BE USED FOR NON-SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS IN YOUR COUNTRY. HOWEVER,THE CURRENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION OF RETIRED GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO (THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA) IS SEEKING VENGEANCE ON THE ABACHA FAMILY BECAUSE OF THE LIFE PRISON JAIL SENTENCE CONFIRMED ON HIM BY MY LATE HUSBAND WHILE IN OFFICE. IN PURSUIT OF THIS VENDETTA, THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAVE RESOLVED TO FREEZE ALL KNOWN ASSETS OF GENERAL SANI ABACHA INCLUDING PROPERTIES AT HOME AND ABROAD AND ARE PRESENTLY EMBARKING ON TO SEIZE THE VARIOUS BANK ACCOUNTS OF MY HUSBAND IN SWITZERLAND, UK AND AUSTRALIA. IN FACT, THE ATTACK ON OUR FAMILY (THE ABACHA'S) IS SO DEVASTATED TO AN EXTENT OF SEIZING OUR TRAVELLING PASSPORT, FAMILY ACCOUNTS AND EVEN TRYING SOME MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY IN COURT FOR OFFENCES ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY MY LATE HUSBAND... MY FIRST SON MOHAMMED ABACHA WHO WAS ARRESTED AND INCACERATED FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS WAS JUST RELIESED FROM PRISON ON THE AGREEMENT TO REFUND 1.5 BILLION U.S DOLLARS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA ALLEGEDLY STOLEN BY MY LATE HUSBAND. WE ARE NOT READY TO COMPLY TO THIS AS MOST OF THE FAMILY ASSETS AND BANK ACCOUNTS ABROAD HAVE BEEN FREEZEN BY THE OBASANJO REGIME. IN VIEW OF THIS GREVIOUS THREAT TO OUR ECONOMIC AND PERSONAL SURVIVAL, OUR FAMILY TRUSTEE HAVE SECRETLY PROTECTED THE WILL, THE SECURITY COMPANY HAS CALLED ME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CLAIMING THIS CONSIGNMENT. BECAUSE OF THE DEMURRAGE IT IS INCURRING AND I TOLD THEM WE WOULD COME AND CLAIM IT VERY SOON BUT THEY SERIOUSLY ADVISED ME TO MOVE THE FUND INTO AN OVERSEAS AMOUNT, HENCE THE REASON WHY I HAVE CHOSEN YOU AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME TO MY FULL ASSISTANCE AND UNLIMITED CO-OPERATION. IN THE MEANTIME, THERE IS A TRAVELLING EMBARGO ON US (THE WHOLE FAMILY MEMBERS) AND OUR LOCAL ACCOUNTS ARE SEIZED. WE ARE CURRENTLY LIVING ON GOODWILL OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SINS OF MY LATE HUSBAND. IN VIEW OF THIS PLIGHT, I EXPECT YOU TO BE TRUSTWORTHY AND KIND ENOUGH TO RESPOND TO THIS DISTRESSED CALL TO SAVE ME AND MY CHILDREN FROM A HOPELESS FUTURE. AND IF YOU AGREE TO HELP, WE WILL COMPENSATE YOU SINCERELY FOR YOUR CANDID EFFORT IN THIS REGARD WITH 25 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF 20 MILLION US DOLLARS. IN THAT CASE, WHEN THE MONEY (20 MILLION U.S DOLLARS) IS MOVED INTO YOUR DISCRETE ACCOUNT, YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW 25 PERCENT IN YOUR FAVOUR, WHILE 10 PERCENT HAS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSES YOU MIGHT INCURE (THERE ARE DEMURRAGE TO PAY BEFORE THE FUND IS SIGN AND CLAIMED BY YOU.) DURING THE PROCESS OF SECURING THIS FUND. THE REMAINING 65 PERCENT WILL BE INVESTED MEANINGFULLY FOR MY CHILDREN'S FUTURE. MY COUSIN (DR.FEMI MARTINS) HAS PERFECTED ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE TRUST COMPANY CONCERNED AND HAS BEEN ASSURED 100 PERCENT RISK FREE AND SAFE OPERATION. WHAT I DEMAND FROM YOU NOW IS TO ARRANGE TO VISIT THE FINANCE COMPANY WHERE THIS MONEY IS BEING DEPOSITED AND CLAIM IT AS THE BONA-FIDE OWNER. AND IN DUE COURSE, ALL CONTACTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH DR FEMI MARTINS THROUGH THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS: FEMIMARTINS(AT)PINOYMAIL.COM OR FEMIMARTINS(AT)ECPLAZA.NET. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR QUICK RESPONSE WHILE THANKING YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION. IN VIEW OF ALL ABOVE DETAILS, I REQUEST YOU TO KEEP THIS LETTER AND CO-OPERATION HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL.
BEST WISHES, DR.(MRS). MARIAM ABACHA. ABACHAS LODGE,KANO.

PLEASE HELP ME.
A VERY GOOD DAY TO YOU, I AM MRS MARIAM ABACHA. I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM A CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF MINE WHO WORKS WITH THE NIGERIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WHO VISITED YOUR COUNTRY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR UPON MY QUEST FOR A TRUSTED AND RELIABLE FOREIGN BUSINESSMAN OR COMPANY. HE HOWEVER GAVE ME THE ASSURANCE THAT YOU CAN BE TRUSTED TO HANDLE A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE. FOLLOWING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF MY HUSBAND GENERAL SANI ABACHA THE LATE FORMER HEAD OF STATE OF NIGERIA IN 1998, I HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A STATE OF UTTER CONFUSION, FRUSTRATION AND HOPELESSNESS BY THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, I HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE BY THE SECURITY AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY. AS A WIDOW THAT IS SO TRAUMATIZED, I HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE WITH ANYBODY WITHIN THE COUNTRY. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD OVER THE MEDIA REPORTS AND THE INTERNET ON THE RECOVERY OF VARIOUS HUGE SUMS OF MONEY DEPOSITED BY MY HUSBAND IN DIFFERENT SECURITY FIRMS ABROAD, SOME COMPANIES WILLINGLY GIVE UP THEIR SECRETS AND DISCLOSED OUR MONEY CONFIDENTLY LODGED THERE OR MANY OUTRIGHT BLACKMAIL. IN FACT THE TOTAL SUM DISCOVERED BY THE GOVERNMENT SO FAR IS IN THE TUNE OF 700 MILLION DOLLARS. AND THEY ARE NOT RELENTING TO MAKE ME POOR FOR LIFE. I WILL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION AS TO THIS REGARD AS SOON AS YOU REPLY. I REPOSE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN YOU HENCE MY APPROACH TO YOU DUE TO SECURITY NETWORK PLACED ON MY DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS I CANNOT AFFORD TO VISIT THE EMBASSY SO THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU AND I HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY MY CONFIDENCE IN YOU. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF 72 MILLION US DOLLARS WITH A SECURITY FIRM ABROAD WHOSE NAME IS WITHHELD FOR NOW UNTIL WE OPEN COMMUNICATION. I SHALL BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD RECEIVE THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR SAFEKEEPING. THIS ARRANGEMENT IS KNOWN TO YOU AND MY FAMILY LAWYER WHO SHALL DEAL DIRECTLY WITH YOU AS I AM STILL UNDER HOUSE ARREST. I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING TO SETTLE DOWN ABROAD AS SOON AS THIS FUND GET INTO YOUR ACCOUNT SO THAT I CAN START ALL OVER AGAIN IF ONLY YOU WISH, BUT IF IT IS POSSIBLE, JUST HELP ME IN DIVERTING THIS FUNDS INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WHICH WILL ACCRUE YOU 20 PERCENT OF THIS FUND. PLEASE HONESTY IS THE WATCHWORD IN THIS TRANSACTION. AND SHOULD YOU ACCEPT MY TERMS, KINDLY SEND ME AN EMAIL SIGNIFYING YOUR INTEREST TO MY EMAIL BOX AS THIS IS ONLY SAFE FOR ME NOW SO THAT WE CAN COMMENCE COMMUNICATION IMMEDIATELY. AND UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR MESSAGE OF INTEREST, I SHALL GIVE YOU A MORE DETAILED PICTURE OF THINGS. IN CASE YOU DON'T ACCEPT PLEASE DO NOT LET ME OUT TO THE SECURITY AS I AM GIVING YOU THIS INFORMATION IN TOTAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE. NO RISK IS INVOLVED AS I AM STILL IN CONTROL OF MY HUSBANDS AFFAIRS. I WILL GREATLY APPRECIATE IF YOU ACCEPT MY PROPOSAL IN GOOD FAITH. PLEASE EXPEDITE ACTION. PREFER ALL FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE BE SENT VIA (MMARYAMABACHA55(AT)CARAMAIL.COM).
SINCERELY YOURS, HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA.

FROM HAJIYA.
DEAR SIR, FOLLOWING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF MY HUSBAND GENERAL SANI ABACHA THE LATE FORMER HEAD OF STATE OF NIGERIA IN JUNE 1998, I HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A STATE OF UTTER CONFUSION, FRUSTRATION AND HOPELESSNESS BY THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, I HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE BY THE SECURITY AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY. MY SON WAS JUST RELEASED FROM DETENTION TWO MONTHS AGO BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR AN OFFENCE HE DID NOT COMMIT. AS A WIDOW THAT IS SO TRAUMATIZED, I HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE WITH ANYBODY WITHIN THE COUNTRY. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD OVER THE MEDIA REPORTS AND THE INTERNET ON THE RECOVERY OF VARIOUS HUGE SUMS OF MONEY DEPOSITED BY MY HUSBAND IN DIFFERENT SECURITY FIRMS ABROAD, SOME COMPANIES WILLINGLY GIVE UP THEIR SECRETS AND DISCLOSED OUR MONEY CONFIDENTLY LODGED THERE OR MANY OUTRIGHT BLACKMAIL. IN FACT THE TOTAL SUM DISCOVERED BY THE GOVERNMENT SO FAR IS IN THE TUNE OF 700 MILLION DOLLARS. AND THEY ARE NOT RELENTING TO MAKE ME POOR FOR LIFE. I GOT YOUR CONTACTS THROUGH MY PERSONAL RESEARCH, AND OUT OF DESPERATION DECIDED TO REACH YOU THROUGH THIS MEDIUM. I WILL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION AS TO THIS REGARD AS SOON AS YOU REPLY. I REPOSE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN YOU HENCE MY APPROACH TO YOU DUE TO SECURITY NETWORK PLACED ON MY DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS I CANNOT AFFORD TO VISIT THE EMBASSY SO THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU AND I HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY MY CONFIDENCE IN YOU. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF 21.5 MILLION DOLLARS WITH A SECURITY FIRM ABROAD WHOSE NAME IS WITHELD FOR NOW UNTIL WE OPEN COMMUNICATION. I SHALL BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD RECEIVE THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR SAFE KEEPING. THIS ARRANGEMENT IS KNOWN TO YOU AND MY SON AHMED ALONE, SO MY SON WILL DEAL DIRECTLY WITH YOU AS SECURITY IS UP MY WHOLE BEING.I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING TO SETTLE DOWN ABROAD IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE LIKE YOURS AS SOON AS THIS FUND GET INTO YOUR ACCOUNT SO THAT I CAN START ALL OVER AGAIN IF ONLY YOU WISH, BUT IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE,JUST HELP ME IN DIVERTING THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT WHICH WILL ACCRUE YOU 30 PERCENT OF THIS FUND. PLEASE HONESTY IS THE WATCH WORD IN THIS TRANSACTION.I WILL REQUIRE YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT WE CAN COMMENCE COMMUNICATION IMMEDIATELY AND I WILL GIVE YOU A MORE DETAILED PICTURE OF THINGS. IN CASE YOU DONT ACCEPT PLEASE DO NOT LET ME OUT TO THE SECURITY AS I AM GIVING YOU THIS INFORMATION IN TOTAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE .I WILL GREATLY APPRECIATE IF YOU ACCEPT MY PROPOSAL IN GOOD FAITH. PLEASE EXPEDITE ACTION BY SENDING YOUR REPLY TO MY SON EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
SINCERELY YOURS, HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA. PLEASE REPLY VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: ABACHA2002(AT)INDIATIMES.COM 234-80-34069502

FROM THE ABACHA'S.
DEAR FRIEND, I AM MRS. MARIAM ABACHA, THE WIDOW OF THE LATE GEN. SANNI ABACHA FORMER NIGERIAN MILITARY HEAD OF STATE WHO DIED MYSTERIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF CARDIAC ARREST. SINCE AFTER MY HUSBAND'S DEATH MY FAMILY IS UNDER RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT AND THAT NOT WITHSTANDING, WE ARE BEING MOLESTED, POLICED AND OUR BANK ACCOUNT BOTH HERE AND ABROAD ARE BEING FROZEN BY THE NIGERIAN CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT. FURTHERMORE, MY ELDER SON IS IN DETENTION BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR MORE INTERROGATION ABOUT MY HUSBAND'S ASSISTS AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS. FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF MY HUSBAND'S BANK ACCOUNT BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WITH SWISS BANK IN WHICH THE HUGE SUM OF 700 MILLION USDOLLARS AND 450 MILLLION DEUTSCHMARKS WAS LOGGED. I THEREFORE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU IN CONFIDENCE THAT I WAS ABLE TO MOVE OUT THE SUM OF 25 MILLION USDOLLARS, WHICH WAS SECRETLY LODGED IN A TRUNK BOX AND DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY AS MATERIALS OF INHERITANCE. I THEREFORE PERSONALLY, APPEAL TO YOU SERIOUSLY AND RELIGIOUSLY FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO MOVE THIS MONEY INTO YOUR COUNTRY WHERE I BELIEVE IT WILL BE SAFE SINCE I CANNOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY DUE TO THE RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT IMPOSED ON THE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME THROUGH MY FAMILY ATTORNEY BARRISTER ABRAHAM GAMBO (SAN) ON HIS E-MAIL ADDRESS: BARR-ABG01(AT)YAHOO.CO.UK AND MY LAWYER SHALL ARRANGE WITH YOU FOR A FACE TO FACE MEETING OUTSIDE NIGERIAN, IN ORDER TO LIAISE WITH YOU TOWARD EFFECTIVE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION. HOWEVER, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO MOVE THIS MONEY OUT OF THE COUNTRY IN A SECRET VAULT THROUGH A DIPLOMATIC SECURITY COMPANY, AS SOON AS YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST, FORWARD TO MY LAWYER YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER AND YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS SO THAT HE CAN SEND TO YOU THE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT AND OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, SO THAT YOU CAN HELP TO CLAIM THE LUGGAGE. CONCLUSIVELY, WE HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM WHILE 70 PERCENT IS TO BE HELD ON TRUST BY YOU UNTIL WE DECIDE ON A SUITABLE BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY SUBSEQUENT TO OUR FREE MOVEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT. PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY AND TREAT WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SINCERITY. BEST REGARDS,
HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA(MRS.)
NB:TO PROOVE THE AUTHENTICITY OF MY STORY I WILL WANT YOU TO GO THROUGH THE LINKS BELOW. 1: HTTP://WWW.TRANSNATIONALE.ORG/ANGLAIS/SOURCES/
TIERSMONDE/ DIRIGEANTS--ABACHA.HTM 2: HTTP://ALLAFRICA.COM/STORIES/200203180074.HTML 3: HTTP://WWW.TIME.COM/TIME/EUROPE/MAGAZINE/
2000/27/SWISS.HTM 4:SEPTEMBER 16 2002 TIME MAGAZINE PAGE 52.

THANKS IN ANTICIPATION.
DEAR SIR, IT IS WITH HOPE THAT I WRITE TO SEEK YOUR HELP IN THE CONTEXT BELOW. I AM HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA, WIFE OF NIGERIA'S FORMER HEAD OF STATE; LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA, WHOSE SUDDEN DEATH OCCURRED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998. SINCE MY HUSBAND DIED, I HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A STATE OF UTTER CONFUSION, FRUSTRATION AND HOPELESSNESS BY THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION. THE SECURITY AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY HAVE SUBJECTED ME TO PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE. MY SON (MOHAMMED ABACHA) IS STILL UNDER DETENTION ARRAIGNED BEFORE THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA FOR AN OFFENCE HE DID NOT COMMIT. AS A WIDOW THAT IS SO TRAUMATIZED, I AM HOPELESS WITH MY PRESENT FAITH. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD OVER THE MEDIA REPORTS ON THE RECOVERY OF VARIOUS SUMS OF MONEY DEPOSITED BY MY LATE HUSBAND WITH VARIOUS SECURITY FIRMS. SOME COMPANIES WILLINGLY GAVE UP THEIR SECRET AND DISCLOSED OUR MONEY CONFIDENTLY LODGED THERE, OR MANY, OUTRIGHT BLACKMAIL. INFACT THE TOTAL SUM DISCOVERED BY THE GOVERNMENT SO FAR IS IN THE TUNE OF 700 MILLION USDOLLARS AND THEY ARE NOT RELENTING TO MAKE ME POOR FOR LIFE. I CAME IN CONTACT WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IN A WEBSITE AND WOULD WANT TO HAVE GOOD CONFIDENCE IN YOU AS I VIEW YOU TO BE A RESPONSIBLE PERSONALITY. I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT YOUR CAPACITY AND GOODWILL TO ASSIST ME IN RECEIVING INTO YOUR CUSTODY (FOR SAFETY) THE SUM OF 40.3 MILLION USDOLLARS WILLED AND DEPOSITED SAFELY IN MY FAVOUR BY MY LATE HUSBAND. THIS MONEY IS CURRENTLY KEPT IN SAFE DEPOSIT BOX (SDB) AT A SECURITY FIRM WITHIN EUROPE. AS IT IS LEGALLY REQUIRED, THE ADMINISTRATION OF MY LATE HUSBAND'S PROPERTY IS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE FAMILY'S LAWYER (ATTORNEY) BARRISTER FREDERICK ALADE WILLIAM (SAN). THE INVESTIGATIVE TEAMS SET UP BY MY GOVERNMENT HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR REPORT AFTER FREEZING ALMOST ALL OUR ACCOUNT. FORTUNATELY, OUR FAMILY LAWYER HAD SECRETLY PROTECTED THE PERSONAL WILL OF MY HUSBAND FROM THE NOTICE OF THE INVESTIGATORS AND HAVE STRICTLY ADVISED THAT THE 40.3 MILLION USDOLLARS BE URGENTLY MOVED TO AN OVERSEAS ACCOUNT OF ANY TRUST WORTHY BUT ANNONYMOUS FOREIGN FAMILY FRIEND WITHOUT DELAY, FOR SECURITY REASONS. ALL OUR TRAVELING PAPERS HAVE BEEN SEIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT THEREBY PREVENTING US FROM TRAVELING AND ALL THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL OUTFIT OF OUR BUSINESS EMPIRE SEIZED. THIS SUM OF MONEY IS OUR ONLY HOPE TO STAY ALIVE. I HAVE THEREFORE AGREED TO COMPENSATE YOUR GOODSELF WITH 20 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL DEPOSIT WHEN YOU FINALLY THE DEPOSIT BOX FROM THE SECURITY FIRM AND LODGED IN YOUR ACCOUNT. THEY HAVE EQUALLY GUARANTEED 100 PERCET RISK-FREE AND SMOOTH TRANSFER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING ME,YOU CAN WRITE ME THROUGH MY E-MAIL, PLEASE REPLY DIRECT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS; MARIAMBHAJI(AT)WEEDMAIL.COM FOR OBVIOUS SECURITY REASONS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU KEEP ALL OUR COMMUNICATION VERY SECRET. DO NOT MENTION MY FAMILY'S NAME OR DISCLOSE THE TRANSACTION TO ANYBODY. IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ASSISTING ME, STILL GET IN TOUCH SO THAT I CAN MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT AS TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.PLEASE DO NOT EXPOSE ME.
BEST REGARDS, HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA

GREETINGS TO YOU.
DEAR SIR, FOLLOWING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF MY HUSBAND GENERAL SANI ABACHA THE LATE FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA IN JUNE 1998, I HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A STATE OF UTTER CONFUSION, FRUSTRATION AND HOPELESSNESS BY THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, I HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE BY THE SECURITY AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY. AS A WIDOW THAT IS SO TRAUMATIZED, I HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE WITH ANYBODY WITHIN THE COUNTRY. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD OVER THE MEDIA REPORTS AND THE INTERNET ON THE RECOVERY OF VARIOUS HUGE SUMS OF MONEY DEPOSITED BY MY LATE HUSBAND IN DIFFERENT TRUST FIRMS ABROAD, SOME COMPANIES WILLINGLY GIVE UP THEIR SECRETS AND DISCLOSED OUR MONEY CONFIDENTLY LODGED THERE OR MANY OUTRIGHT BLACKMAIL. IN FACT THE TOTAL SUM DISCOVERED BY THE GOVERNMENT SO FAR IS IN THE TUNE OF 700 MILLION USDOLLARS. AND THEY ARE NOT RELENTING TO MAKE ME POOR FOR LIFE. DUE TO SECURITY NETWORK PLACED ON MY DAYS TO DAY AFFAIRS I CANNOT AFFORD TO VISIT THE EMBASSY OR MAKE ANY EFFORTS ON MY OWN. SO THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU THROUGH THIS MEDIUM AND I HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY MY CONFIDENCE IN YOU. I GOT YOUR CONTACTS THROUGH MY PERSONAL RESEARCH, AND OUT OF DESPERATION, I DECIDED TO REACH YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN SECURING THE SUM 38.5 MILLION US DOLLARS DEPOSITED WITH A TRUST FIRM ABROAD ON MY BEHALF. I SHALL BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD HELP US SECURE THIS FUNDS. I PROMISE TO REWARD YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND ASSISTANCE. IN CASE YOU DON'T ACCEPT, PLEASE, DON'T HESITATE TO WRITE ME BACK SO THAT I LOOK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE FOR HELP. I PRAY AND HOPE THAT YOU'LL ACCEPT MY PROPOSAL IN GOOD FAITH.
YOURS FAITHFULLY, HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA.

I NEED YOUR HELP
DEAR SIR. I AM HAJIYA MARYAM ABACHA, WIFE OF THE LATE NIGERIA HEAD OF STATE,GENERAL SANNI ABACHA WHO DIED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE, 1998 WHILE STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY. I AM CONTACTING YOU IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT WE WILL BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO EACH OTHER'S LIKENESS DEVELOPING A CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP. I CURRENTLY HAVE WITHIN MY REACH THE SUM OF FIFTY TWO MILLION US DOLLARS (USD 52,000,000.00) CASH WHICH I INTEND TO USE FOR INVESTMENT, LIKE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT OR IMPORT/EXPORT BUSINESS SPECIFICALLY IN YOUR COUNTRY. THIS MONEY CAME AS A PAYBACK CONTRACT DEAL BETWEEN MY LATE HUSBAND AND A RUSSIAN FIRM ON OUR COUNTRIES MULTI-BILLION DOLLARS AJAOKUTA STEEL PLANT PROJECT. THE RUSSIAN PARTNERS RETURNED MY HUSBAND'S SHARE OF 52,000,000.00 US DOLLARS. AFTER THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND AND LODGED IN MY HUSBAND'S SECURITY COMPANY OF WHICH I AM DIRECTOR RIGHT NOW, THE NEW CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE INTENSIFIED THEIR PROBE ON MY HUSBAND'S FINANCIAL WEALTH AND HIS OIL COMPANIES. IN VIEW OF THESE, I ACTED FAST TO WITHDRAW THE 52,000,000.00 US DOLLARS FROM THE COMPANY'S VAULT AND DEPOSITED IT IN ANOTHER PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY OVERSEAS. I HAVE SINCE DECLARED THE SECURITY COMPANY BANKRUPT. NO RECORD EVER EXISTED CONCERNING THE MONEY TRACEABLE BY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT WE RECEIVED THE MONEY FROM THE RUSSIAN FIRM. DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNING GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS MY FAMILY, IT HAS BECOME QUITE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO MAKE USE OF THIS MONEY WITHIN. LET ME REFER YOU TO THE FRONT PAGE OF THIS DAY NEWSPAPERS OF 26TH SEPTEMBER 2002. YOU CAN CHECK IT THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE : WWW.THISDAYONLINE.COM , CLICK ON ARCHIVES, 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2002. THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA HAD FROZEN AND SEIZED ALL MY BANK ACCOUNTS BOTH HERE IN NIGERIA AND ABROAD. THUS CONSENT I SHALL EXPECT YOU TO CONTACT ME URGENTLY TO ENABLE US DISCUSS IN DETAIL ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION. BEARING IN MIND THAT YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO TRANSFER THIS FUND, I PROPOSED A PERCENTAGE OF 17 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM TO YOU FOR THE EXPECTED SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE, 10 PERCENT FOR OFFSETTING MINOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSACTION. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS HIGHLY NEEDED AS TO STOP FURTHER CONTACTS. ALL CORRESPONDENCE MUST BE BY THE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE. I MUST USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLORE YOU TO EXERCISE THE UTMOST INDULGENCE TO KEEP THIS MATTER EXTRAORDINARILY CONFIDENTIAL WHATEVER YOUR DECISION WHILE I AWAIT YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.
NB: BECAUSE OF THE SECURITY BEING MOUNTED ON THE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY, I HAVE DECIDED THAT THIS TRANSACTION BE KEPT IN UTMOST SECRECY, REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE OR FAX NUMBER FOR EASY COMMUNICATION. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT MY TRUSTED FRIEND AND FAMILY ATTORNEY, BARRISTER LADI WILLIAMS ON HIS TELEPHONE NUMBER: +234-803-3234557 OR HIS EMAIL : BARRISTER-LADI(AT)LYCOS.COM
BEST REGARDS. DR. (HAJIYA) MARYAM ABACHA.

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
I WRITE YOU THIS LETTER WITH UTMOST CONFIDENCE AND TRUST. I AM MRS MARIAM ABACHA THE WIFE OF THE LATE SANNI ABACHA WHO WAS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES AND THE HEAD OF STATES OF NIGERIA . PLEASE I WANT YOU TO HELP ME BECAUSE AFTER THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND, THINGS WAS SO ROUGH, TOUGH AND DIFFICULT, IN WHICH MY SON WAS DETAINED, AND OUR LOCAL AND FOREIGN ACCOUNTS WAS CONFISCATED BY THE PRESENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO GOVERNMENT. AND SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN STUGGLING ON HOW WE CAN LAY HAND ON SOMETHING, SINCE MY HUSBAND'S DEATH. BUT IN MY RECENT SEARCH, I CAME TO DISCOVER THROUGH A FRIEND OF MY HUSBAND, WHO IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA CBN, THAT THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION US DOLLARS (150 MILLION USD) IN TWO (2) TRUNK BOXIES WAS LODGED INTO A SECURITY COMPANY. SO I WANT YOU TO HELP ME AS A FOREIGNER AND CLAIM THIS MONEY FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY SO THAT I CAN INVEST IT IN YOUR COUNTRY TO SUSTAIN MY FAMILY. SO WHAT YOU WILL DO NOW IS TO SEND TO ME THESE INFORMATIONS SO THAT YOU CAN CLAIM THIS FUNDS AND TRANSFERED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR SAFE KEEPING UNTILL I ARRIVE WITH MY SON TO MEET YOU. THAT IS WHY I NEED THIS INFORMATIONS SO THAT I WILL BE FEEDING YOU WITH EVERY NECESSARY INFORMATIONS, AND ON TIME. (1) YOUR NAME. (2) YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER. (3) YOUR FAX NUMBER. AFTER THIS IS DONE, I WILL BE FORWARDING THE DOCUMENTS TO YOU ONE AFTER THE ORDER SO THAT YOU CAN COLLECT THIS MONEY FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY BUT BEFORE YOU THIS MONEY, WE SHALL CONSULT A LAWYER FOR AN AGGREEMENT, THAT WILL BIND US TOGETHER, AND TO ALSO KNOW HOW MUCH PERCENTAGE THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AFTER THIS TRANSACTION.
PLEASE REPLY ME THROUGH MY LAWYERS EMAIL ADDRESS (OKOKWUOKOKWU(AT)YAHOO.COM) OR CALL HIM ON HIS PHONE ON 234-8023384400.
NOTE/ PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS MONEY IS THE LAST HOPE OF MY FAMILY SO PLEASE, I AM BEGGING YOU TO KEEP THIS TRANSACTION SECRETLY, I MEAN TOP SECRET AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU. I AWAIT FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
REMAIN BLESS, MRS MARIAM ABACHA

FROM MRS MARYAM (YOUR HELP)
DEAREST ONE, I AM DR. MRS. MARIAM ABACHA, WIFE TO THE LATE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL SANI ABACHA WHO DIED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998 WHILE STILL ON ACTIVE SERVICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. I AM CONTACTING YOU WITH THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO ME, I CURRENTLY HAVE WITHIN MY REACH THE SUM OF 24 MILLION US DOLLARS CASH WHICH I INTEND TO USE FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES OUTSIDE NIGERIA. THIS MONEY CAME AS A RESULT OF A PAYBACK CONTRACT DEAL BETWEEN MY HUSBAND AND A RUSSIAN FIRM IN OUR COUNTRY'S MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR AJAOKUTA STEEL PLANT. THE RUSSIAN PARTNERS RETURNED MY HUSBAND'S SHARE BEING THE ABOVE SUM AFTER HIS DEATH. PRESENTLY, THE NEW CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT HAS INTENSIFIED THEIR PROBE INTO MY HUSBANDS FINANCIAL RESOURCES WHICH HAS LED TO THE FREEZING OF ALL OUR ACCOUNTS, LOCAL AND FOREIGN, THE REVOKING OF ALL OUR BUSINESS LICENCES AND THE ARREST OF MY FIRST SON. IN VIEW OF THIS I ACTED VERY FAST TO WITHDRAW THIS MONEY FROM ONE OF OUR FINANCE HOUSES BEFORE IT WAS CLOSED DOWN. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE MONEY IN A SECURITY COMPANY WITH THE HELP OF VERY LOYAL OFFICIALS OF MY LATE HUSBAND. NO RECORD IS KNOWN ABOUT THIS FUND BY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT WE RECEIVED SUCH FUNDS. DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENT ATTITUDE TO MY FAMILY, I CANNOT MAKE USE OF THIS MONEY WITHIN, THUS I SEEK YOUR HELP IN TRANSFERRING THIS FUNDS OUT OF THE SUB-AFRICAN REGION. BEARING IN MIND THAT YOU MAY ASSIST ME, I HAVE DECIDED TO PART WITH 20 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM. PLEASE I WILL LIKE YOU TO CONTACT MY LAWYER THROUGH ON HIS EMAIL BARRISTERAHMEDTIJANI(AT)EMAILACCOUNT.COM FOR DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN GET THIS FUND FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR OUR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING. KINDLY REPLY THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS MARYAM-AB(AT)GAWAB.COM
REGARDS, DR. MRS. MARYAM ABACHA

ASI
I AM MRS MARIAM ABACHA THE WIFE OF THE IMMEDIATE PAST MILITARY PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA WHO DIED ON 8TH JUNE 1998. MY MAJOR REASON FOR WRITING THIS LETTER TO YOU IS THAT MY HUSBAND LEFT A LOT OF PROPERTIES AND HUGE AMOUNT OF CASH MONEY BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH. THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF OUR COUNTRY THAT SUCCEEDED MY HUSBAND IS NOT FAVOURABLE TO OUR FAMILY AND INDEED HAS SHOWN THIS, BY THE CONFISCATION OF MANY OF OUR LANDED PROPERTIES AND LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY BELONGING TO MY HUSBAND. FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE DISCOVERED MY LATE HUSBAND'S WILL. THIS WILL STATES THAT THE SUM OF 18 MILLION US DOLLARS HAS BEEN DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. WE HAVE CONTACTED THIS SECURITY COMPANY AND IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT THE 18 MILLION US DOLLARS IS STILL INTACT AND THAT WE ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE TO COLLECT THE BOX CONTAINING THE MONEY ANY TIME WE WANT. DUE TO THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND AND RECENT ARREST OF MY ELDEST SURVIVING SON (MOHAMMED ABACHA) THE HANDICAP AT THIS MOMENT IS THAT THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF OUR COUNTRY WILL CONFISCATE THIS MONEY IF WE MAKE USE OF IT IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF A FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP TO INVEST THIS MONEY OUTSIDE OUR COUNTRY. THIS IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU TO ASSIST US. NOTE: I WILL PAY YOU 20 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT AND THE REST TO BE RELEASED TO ME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GIVING THIS ASSISTANCE, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST THROUGH MY CONFIDENTIAL E-MAIL ABOVE AND FURNISH ME WITH YOUR PERSONAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER. I WILL THEN GIVE YOU THE ENTIRE MODALITIES FOR THE BUSINESS ON RECIEPT OF YOUR EMAIL MESSAGE BY MY OTHER SON ABBA. IMMEDIATE ACTIONS NEEDS TO BE EXPEDITED BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE SOME WORKING DAYS FROM THE DAY OF NEGOTIATION. PLEASE KEEP THIS BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL.
BEST REGARDS, MRS MARIAM ABACHA

YOUR SINCERITY
DEAR FRIEND, I AM DELIGHTED TO WRITE THIS LETTER TO YOU HOPING THAT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PREDICAMENT AND ANSWER BACK WITHOUT HESITATION. I AM MRS MARIAM ABACHA WIFE OF THE FORMER LATE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA. I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH BUSINESS INQUIRES FROM THE CHAMBER OR COMMERCE AS I WAS MAKING CONTACT FOR A HONEST FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP SAVE MY LIFE AND MY CHILDREN, HENCE OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN FRUSTRATING US SINCE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND. I AM IN POSSESSION OF 20,000.000 U.S DOLLARS (TWENTY MILLION U.S DOLLARS) WHICH I WANT TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY. FOR YOUR CLARIFICATION AND UNDERSTANDING, THIS MONEY IS IN A TRUCK BOX WHICH WAS DEPOSITED WITH A FINANCE AND SECURITY COMPANY INDISGUISE AS A FAMILY TREASURE SINCE 5TH OF MAY 1997. IT IS NOT AN ILL GOTTEN WEALTH RATHER IT WAS WILLED TO ME BY MY LATE HUSBAND. ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO RENDER THIS ASSISTANCE TO ME, I WILL INSTRUCT THE FINANCE COMPANY TO EFFECT THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OF THIS FUND TO YOUR NAME AS THE BONA-FIDE OWNER/MY NEXT OF KIN TO ENABLE YOU RETRIEVE THE FUND SINCE THE BOX CAN NOT BE MOVED OUT OF THE COUNTRY BY THE FAMILY'S NAME. FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF THIS TANSACTION I HAVE DECIDED THAT FURTHER CONTACTS BE MADE THROUGH MY BROTHER-INLAW WHO IS SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL FOR MORE DETAILS THAT YOU MAY NEED. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FORWARD TO HIM YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS, TO ENABLE HIM SEND ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS PERTAINING THE DEPOSIT OF THIS FUND TO YOU. BEAR IN MIND THAT THIS TRANSACTION DEMANDS ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY BECAUSE ALL PROPERTIES, ASSETS AND BANK ACCOUNTS BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BEARING THE ABACHA'S FAMILY NAME, ARE BEEN CONFISCATED BY THE ALREADY ELECTED CIVILIAN PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA SO CALLED (PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO) HENCE I WILL NOT WANT TO BE EXPOSED. FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE, 20 PERCENT OF THIS FUND 20,000.000 U.S DOLLARS (TWENTY MILLION U.S DOLLARS) WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU IF YOU ASSIST ME TO SECURE THIS FUND AND ANOTHER 10 PERCENT HAS SET ASIDE FOR ALL THE EXPENSES YOU MIGHT INCURE DURING THE PROCESS OF SECURING THIS FUND. EXAMPLE: TELEPHONE/FAX BILLS AND ANY OTHER MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. AND BEAR IN MIND THAT THIS IS THE ONLY REMAINING FUND FOR THE SURVIVAL OF MY FAMILY. I WILL LIKE YOU TO CONTACT MY BROTHER-INLAW IMMEDIATELY YOU RECIEVE THIS MESSAGE TO DISCUSS MORE ON THIS TRANSACTION AS I AM NOT IN THE POSITION TO TALK ON PHONE AS REGARDS THIS MATTER SINCE I AM STILL UNDER SUVERLIANCE BY THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION. DO CONTACT HIM ON: NAME : MOHAMMED ABACHA. EMAIL: MOHABACHA(AT)MMAIL.COM. TEL: +2215251855
YOURS TRULY. MRS MARIAM ABACHA.

A VERY GOOD DAY TO YOU. I AM BY NAME, HAJIA MARIAM SANI ABACHA, THE FORMER FIRST LADY AND ALSO THE WIFE OF THE FORMER LATE HEAD OF STATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA WHOSE SUDDEN DEATH CAME ON THE 8TH OFJUNE,1998. SINCE HIS DEATH,I HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A STATE OF UTTER CONFUSION, FRUSTRATION AND HOPELESSNESS BY THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, I HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE BY THE SECURITY AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY. MY SON MOHAMMED WAS UNDER DETENTION ARRAIGNED BEFORE THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA FOR AN OFFENCE HE DID NOT COMMIT, WAS RECENTLY DISCHARGE FROM DITENTION THOUGH HE HAS BEEN RELEASED SINCE ON THE 23RD OF SEPTEMBER, 2002 BASED ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS, BUT HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO MOVE AROUND TO ANY WHERE. HE HAS BEEN RESTRICTED TO HIS OWN TOWN ONLY AND ALSO BEEN PLACED UNDER THE GOVERNMENT WATCH. VIEW THIS SITES CAREFULLY TO BROADING YOUR UNDERSATANDING. HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/HI/ENGLISH/WORLD/AFRICA/
NEWSID-741000/741506.STM; HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/2/HI/BUSINESS/1935631.STM. AS A WIDOW THAT IS SO TRAUMATIZED, I HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE WITH ANYBODY WITHIN THE COUNTRY. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD OVER THE MEDIA REPORTS AND THE INTERNET ON THE RECOVERY OF VARIOUS HUGE SUMS OF MONEY DEPOSITED BY MY HUSBAND IN DIFFERENT SECURITY FIRMS ABROAD, SOME COMPANIES WILLINGLY GIVE UP THEIR SECRETS AND DISCLOSED OUR MONEY CONFIDENTLY LODGED THERE OR MANY OUT RIGHT BLACKMAIL. IN FACT THE TOTAL SUM DISCOVERED BY THE GOVERNMENT SO FAR IS IN THE TUNE OF 700 MILLION U.S DOLLARS. AND THEY ARE NOT RELENTING TO MAKE ME POOR FOR LIFE. I GOT YOUR CONTACTS THROUGH MY PERSONAL RESEARCH, AND OUT OF DESPERATION DECIDED TO REACH YOU THROUGH THIS MEDIUM. I WILL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION AS TO THIS REGARD AS SOON AS YOU REPLY. I REPOSE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN YOU HENCE MY APPROACH TO YOU DUE TO SECURITY NETWORK PLACED ON MY DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS I CANNOT AFFORD TO VISIT THE EMBASSY SO THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU AND I HOPE YOU WILL NOT BETRAY MY CONFIDENCE IN YOU. I HAVE DEPOSITED THE SUM OF 40.3 MILLION DOLLARS WITH A SECURITY FIRM ABROAD WHOSE NAME IS WITHELD FOR NOW UNTIL WE OPEN COMMUNICATION. I SHALL BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD RECEIVE THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR SAFE KEEPING. THIS ARRANGEMENT IS KNOWN TO YOU AND MY LAWYER ALONE (BARRISTER AZU GEORGE ESQ), SO MY LAWYER WILL DEAL DIRECTLY WITH YOU AS SECURITY IS UP MY WHOLE BEING. I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING TO SETTLE DOWN ABROAD IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE LIKE YOURS AS SOON AS THIS FUND GET INTO YOUR ACCOUNT SO THAT I CAN START ALL OVER AGAIN IF ONLY YOU WISH, BUT IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE, JUST HELP ME KEEP THIS FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT WHICH WILL ACCRUE YOU 15 PERCENT OF THIS FUND. PLEASE HONESTY IS THE WATCH WORD IN THIS TRANSACTION. I WILL REQUIRE YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT WE CAN COMMENCE COMMUNICATION IMMEDIATELY AND I WILL GIVE YOU A MORE DETAILED PICTURE OF THINGS. IN CASE YOU DON'T ACCEPT PLEASE DO NOT LET ME OUT TO THE SECURITY AS I AM GIVING YOU THIS INFORMATION IN TOTAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE I WILL GREATLY APPRECIATE IF YOU ACCEPT MY PROPOSAL IN GOOD FAITH. PLEASE EXPEDITE ACTION.
SINCERELY YOURS, HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA
EMAIL-MARIAM-A1111(AT)EXCITE.COM

URGENT AND PRIVATE
I AM DR.(MRS) MARIAM ABACHA THE WIFE OF THE IMMEDIATE PAST MILITARY PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA WHO DIED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998. I GOT YOUR ADDRESS WHILE GOING THROUGH THE INTERNET. I THEREFORE DECIDE TO CONTACT YOU BECAUSE I BELIVE YOU MUST HAVE BEEN MY LATE HUSBANDS FRIEND. MY MAJOR REASON FOR WRITING THIS LETTER TO YOU IS THAT MY HUSBAND LEFT A LOT OF PROPERTIES AND HUGE AMOUNT OF CASH MONEY BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH. THE PRESENT GOVERMENT OF THE COUNTRY THAT SUCCEEDED MY HUSBAND IS AVOURABLE TO OUR FAMILY AND INDEED HAS SHOWN THIS BY THE COFISCATION OF MANY OF OUR LANDED PROPERTIES AND LAREG AMOUNT OF MONEY BELONGINGS. FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE DISCOVERED MY LATE HUSBAND WILL. THIS WILL STATES THAT THE SUM OF 20.5 MILLION U.S DOLLARS HAS BEEN DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY VAULT IN NIGERIA FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. WE HAVE CONTACTED THE SECURITY VAULT AND IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT THE 20.5 MILLION U.S DOLLARS IS STILL INTACT AND THAT WE ARE ABSOLITELY FREE TO COLLECT THE BOX CONTANING THE MONEY ANY TIME WE WANT. DUE TO THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND AND THE ARREST OF MY ELDEST SURVIVING SON (MOHAMMED ABACHA) THE HANDICAP AT THIS MOMENT IS THAT THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF OUR COUNTRY WILL CONFISCATE THIS MONEY IF WE MAKE USE OF IT IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF A FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP TO INVERST THIS MONEY OUTSIDE OUR COUNTRY. THIS IS WHY I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU TO ASSIST US. NOTE I WILL PAY YOU 10 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT AND THE REST TO BE RELEASED TO ME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GIVING THIS ASSISTANCE, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTERST THROUGH MY CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE. I WILL THEN GIVE YOU THE ENTIRE MODALITIES FOR THE BUSINESS ON RECIEPT OF YOUR FAX MESSAGE. IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDS TO BE EXPEDITED BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE SOME WORKING DAYS FOR NEGOTIATION. PLEASE KEEP THIS BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL.
BEST REGARDS, DR.(MRS) MARIAM ABACHA

GOODAY!!!!!!!!!
ATTN SIR/MADAM, IT IS WITH HEARTFELT HOPE THAT I WRITE TO SEEK YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN THE CONTEXT STATED BELOW: MAY I FIRST INTRODUCE MY SELF: I AM DR.(MRS.) MARIAN ABACHA, THE WIFE OF LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA (FORMER MILITARY HEAD OF STATE AND PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA) WHO DIED SUDDENLY ON 8TH JUNE 1998. I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH THE HELP OF MY SISTER-INLAW THAT WORKS WITH THE CANADIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND TOURRISM, DUE I DID NOT DISCLOSE TO HER MY HUMBLE INTENTION FOR A HONEST FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP SAVE MY LIFE AND MY CHILDREN. HAVING NOTED THE CONFIDENCE REPOSED ON YOUR PERSON BY THE SPONSOR OF THE RECOMMENDATION, I BECAME CONVINCED OF YOUR CAPABILITY AND GOODWILL TO ASSIST ME IN RECEIVING THE SUM OF 31.5 MILLION US DOLLARS SECRETLY WILLED IN MY FAVOUR BY THE LATE GENERAL (MY HUSBAND). THIS MONEY WAS KEPT IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN AMSTERDAM HOLLAND AND I HAVE ALL DOCUMENTS WITH ME AS OF WHEN IT WAS DEPOSITED IN A SECURITY VAULT FOR SAFE KEEPING. THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DEFACED FOR SECURITY REASONS AND ALSO TO AVOID IT BEEN SPENT BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS. WE HAVE BEEN DELIBERATING ON HOW TO INVEST THIS FUND ABROAD IN A CONFIDENTIAL MANNER UNTIL WE CAME TO A CONCLUSION TO USE IT TO BUY HOUSES AND PART OF IT WILL BE USED FOR NON-SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS IN YOUR COUNTRY. HOWEVER,THE CURRENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION OF RETIRED GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO (THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA) IS SEEKING VENGEANCE ON THE ABACHA FAMILY BECAUSE OF THE LIFE PRISON JAIL SENTENCE CONFIRMED ON HIM BY MY LATE HUSBAND WHILE IN OFFICE. IN PURSUIT OF THIS VENDETTA, THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAVE RESOLVED TO FREEZE ALL KNOWN ASSETS OF GENERAL SANI ABACHA INCLUDING PROPERTIES AT HOME AND ABROAD AND ARE PRESENTLY EMBARKING ON TO SEIZE THE VARIOUS BANK ACCOUNTS OF MY HUSBAND IN SWITZERLAND, UK AND AUSTRALIA. IN FACT, THE ATTACK ON OUR FAMILY (THE ABACHA'S) IS SO DEVASTATED TO AN EXTENT OF SEIZING OUR TRAVELLING PASSPORT, FAMILY ACCOUNTS AND EVEN TRYING SOME MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY IN COURT FOR OFFENCES ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY MY LATE HUSBAND... MY FIRST SON MOHAMMED ABACHA WHO WAS ARRESTED AND INCACERATED FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS WAS JUST RELIESE FROM PRISON ON THE AGREEMENT TO REFUND 1.5 BILLION US DOLLARS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA ALLEGEDLY STOLLEN BY MY LATE HUSBAND. WE ARE NOT READY TO COMPLY TO THIS AS MOST OF THE FAMILY ASSETS AND BANK ACCOUNTS ABROAD HAVE BEEN FREEZEN BY THE OBASANJO REGIME. IN VIEW OF THIS GREVIOUS THREAT TO OUR ECONOMIC AND PERSONAL SURVIVAL, OUR FAMILY TRUSTEE HAVE SECRETLY PROTECTED THE WILL,THE SECURITY COMPANY HAS CALLED ME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CLAIMING THIS CONSIGNMENT BECAUSE OF THE DEMURRAGE IT IS INCURRING AND I TOLD THEM WE WOULD COME AND CLAIM IT VERY SOON BUT THEY SERIOUSLY ADVISED ME TO MOVE THE FUND INTO AN OVERSEAS AMOUNT, HENCE THE REASON WHY I HAVE CHOSEN YOU AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME TO MY FULL ASSISTANCE AND UNLIMITED CO-OPERATION.IN THE MEANTIME, THERE IS A TRAVELLING EMBARGO ON US (THE WHOLE FAMILY MEMBERS) AND OUR LOCAL ACCOUNTS ARE SEIZED. WE ARE CURRENTLY LIVING ON GOODWILL OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SINS OF MY LATE HUSBAND. IN VIEW OF THIS PLIGHT, I EXPECT YOU TO BE TRUSTWORTHY AND KIND ENOUGH TO RESPOND TO THIS DISTRESSED CALL TO SAVE ME AND MY CHILDREN FROM A HOPELESS FUTURE. AND IF YOU AGREE TO HELP, WE WILL COMPENSATE YOU SINCERELY FOR YOUR CANDID EFFORT IN THIS REGARD WITH 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF 31.5 MILLION US DOLLARS. IN THAT CASE, WHEN THE MONEY (31.5 MILLION US DOLLARS) IS MOVED INTO YOUR DISCRETE ACCOUNT, YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW 30 PERCENT IN YOUR FAVOUR, WHILE 10 PERCENT HAS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSES YOU MIGHT INCUR (THERE ARE DEMURRAGE TO PAY BEFORE THE FUND IS SIGN AND CLAIMED BY YOU.) DURING THE PROCESS OF SECURING THIS FUND. THE REMAINING 60 PERCENT WILL BE INVESTED MEANINGFULLY FOR MY CHILDREN'S FUTURE. MY COUSIN (DR.JAMES MUSA) HAS PERFECTED ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE TRUST COMPANY CONCERNED AND HAS BEEN ASSURED 100 PERCENT RISK FREE AND SAFE OPERATION. WHAT I DEMAND FROM YOU NOW IS TO ARRANGE TO VISIT THE FINANCE COMPANY WHERE THIS MONEY IS BEING DEPOSITED AND CLAIM IT AS THE BONA-FIDE OWNER. AND IN DUE COURSE, ALL CONTACTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH DR.JAMES MUSA THROUGH THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS: JAMES-DMUSA4(AT)HOTVOICE.COM. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR QUICK RESPONSE WHILE THANKING YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION. IN VIEW OF ALL ABOVE DETAILS, I REQUEST YOU TO KEEP THIS LETTER AND CO-OPERATION HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED.
BEST WISHES, DR.(MRS). MARIAN ABACHA.
NB: PLEASE DO COPY THIS SITE ON YOUR BROWSER AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. HTTP://WWW.TRANSNATIONALE.ORG/ANGLAIS/SOURCES/
TIERSMONDE/DIRIGEANTS--ABABHA.HTM; HTTP://ALLAFRICA.COM/STORIES/200203180074.HTML; HTTP://WWW.TIME.COM/TIME/EUROPE/MAGAZINE/
2000/27/SWISS.HTML

URGENT NEED OF A BUSINESS PARTNER/CONFIDANT.
DEAR SIR/MA, URGENT NEED OF A BUSINESS PARTNER/CONFIDANT. MY NAME IS HAJIA. MARIAM ABACHA, THE WIFE OF THE LATE HEAD OF STATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH THE LISTED POSTAL ADDRESS IN YOUR COUNTRY. SINCE MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY AND THE TIGHT GRIP ON MY HUSBAND ASSESTS BOTH HOME AND ABROAD IS NOW TELLING ON THE FAMILY, SINCE THE NEW CIVILAIN REGIME CAME INTO PLACE. I AM NOW IN URGENT NEED OF A PARTNER/CONFIDENT THROUGH WHOM I CAN DEPOSIT SOME MONEY IN HIS/HER BANK ACCOUNT. THIS MONEY WAS DEPOSITED BY MY LATE HUSBAND IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE, AMOUNTING TO THE SUM OF USDOLLARS 30,000,000.00 (THIRTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY). THE PARTNER I SEEK MUST BE ONE THAT IS TRUSWORTHY AND MUST SEND ME A LETTER OF ASSURANCE THAT HE/SHE IS NOT GOING TO BETRAY MY TRUST. PLEASE, IF YOU LACK SUCH A CLOUT TO HANDLE A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE, DO NOT HESITATE TO LINK ME TO A RELIABLE FRIEND, OLD SCHOOL MATE OR A COMMUNITY LEADER WITH A RELIABLE GRIP ON THE SYSTEM, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE DETAILS OF WHAT WOULD ACCRUE TO PAY FOR YOUR EFFORTS WILL BE MADE MANIFEST WHEN YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST, AND , IT’S NEGOTIABLE. YOU ARE TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY AS I HAVE BEEN UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS AND MY SON THAT THEY JUST RELIZE HAVE BEEN ARREST AGAIN IN GERMANY WHEN HE WANTED TO WILDRALL SOME OF MY HUSBAND FUND IN GERMANY, THE SWIZZERLAND GOVERMENT ORDER GERMANY POLICE TO ARREST HIM. BE FURTHER INFORMED THAT THESE FUND(S) IS SECURED IN A SECURITY VAULT IN EUROPE AS A FAMILY TREASURE WORTY 30 MILLION DOLLARS AND SECRETLY DEFACED AND IS CODED FOR SECURITY REASONS, THIS COULD BE RELEASED AT SHORT NOTICE WHEN A WILLING AND ACCEPTABLE PARTNER EMERGES. YOU ARE TO MEET WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY, ACTING AS MY FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE AND I WILL SEND TO YOU ALL THE DOCUMENT THAT COVER THIS FUND. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND TO ME YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT I CAN HAVE CONTACT WITH YOU. PLEASE, DO NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO HANDLE THE DEMURRAGES AND TAXES, WHILE REFUND WILL BE MADE AT THE END OF THE TRANSACTION,WHEN THE FUND WOULD HAVE BEEN SECURED IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. VIEW THIS WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO HTTP://NAIJANET.COM/NEWS/SOURCE/2005/JAN/8/1000.HTML HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/1/HI/WORLD/AFRICA/3577032.STM HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/1/HI/WORLD/AFRICA/3333557.STM HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/1/HI/WORLD/AFRICA/2492425.STM
REGARDS, HAJIA. MARIAM ABACHA. PLEASE RESPOND TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL: HAJIAMARIAMABACHA(AT)TSAMAIL.CO.ZA

VERY URGENT
DEAR SIR, I AM MRS. MARYAM, WIFE OF LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA EX-MILITARY HEAD OF STATES OF NIGERIA WHO DIED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998 OF HEART PROBLEMS. I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE OF MY NEED TO DEAL WITH PERSON WHOM MY FAMILY AND I HAVE HAD NO PREVIOUS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP. SINCE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO ALL SORTS OF HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION WITH LOTS OF NEGATIVE REPORTS EMANATING FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS ABOUT MY HUSBAND. THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO ENSURED THAT OUR BANK ACCOUNTS ARE FROZEN AND ALL ASSETS SEIZED. FURTHERMORE, MY LIVING ELDEST SON IS IN DETENTION BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR MORE INTERROGATION ABOUT MY HUSBAND'S ASSETS AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF MY HUSBAND'S SWISS BANK ACCOUNT IN WHICH THE HUGE SUM OF 700 MILLION U.S DOLLARS AND 450 MILLION DEUTSCHMARKS WAS LODGED. IT IS IN VIEW OF THIS, THAT I SEEK YOUR COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN THE TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF 25,000,000 US DOLLARS (TWENTY-FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) BEING THE VERY LAST OF MY FAMILY FUND IN MY POSSESSION AND CONTROL. PERMIT ME TO INFORM YOU THAT FOR SECURITY REASONS THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DEFACED AND CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN TWO METAL BOXES AND DEPOSITED IN A SECRET VAULT AS PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN A WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY. I ALSO WISH TO EMPHASIZE THAT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO RELEASE THESE BOXES TO YOUR CUSTODY BY THE SECURITY COMPANY, AND AT YOUR INDICATION OF WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST US IN RECEIVING THIS MONEY ON OUR BEHALF, I SHALL GET MY FAMILY LAWYER, BARRISTER ZIK MEGA TO CONTACT YOU FOR DETAILS AND ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION. CONCLUSIVELY, WE HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 20 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM WHILE OUR 80 PERCENT IS TO BE HELD ON TRUST BY YOU UNTIL WE CAN DECIDE ON A SUITABLE BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY UPON OUR FREEDOM. PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY AND TREAT WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SINCERITY FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. I AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
BEST REGARDS, MARYAM ABACHA (MRS.)
NB: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IN YOUR REPLY FOR ONWARD COMMUNICATION.

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL FROM (MRS.) ABACHA AND FAMILY.
DEAR FRIEND, GOOD DAY AND COMPLIMENTS. THIS LETTER WILL DEFINITELY COME TO YOU AS A HUGE SURPRISE, BUT I IMPLORE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO GO THROUGH IT CAREFULLY AS THE DECISION YOU MAKE WILL GO OFF A LONG WAY TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE AND CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF THE ENTIRE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY. I AM MRS. MARIAM ABACHA, THE WIDOW OF THE LATE GEN. SANNI ABACHA FORMER NIGERIA MILITARY HEAD OF STATE WHO DIED MYSTERIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF CARDIAC ARREST. SINCE AFTER MY HUSBAND'S DEATH MY FAMILY IS UNDER RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT AND THAT NOT WITHSTANDING, WE ARE BEING MOLESTED, POLICED AND OUR BANK ACCOUNTS BOTH HERE AND ABROAD ARE BEING FROZEN BY THE NIGERIAN CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT. FURTHERMORE, INTERROGATION ABOUT MY HUSBAND'S ASSETS AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS FOLLOWING THE RESENT DISCOVERY OF MY HUSBAND'S SWISS BANK ACCOUNT IN WHICH THE HUGE SUM OF 500 MILLION US DOLLARS AND 350 MILLION DEUTSCHMARKS WAS LOGGED. I THEREFORE, DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU IN CONFIDENCE SINCE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MOVE OUT THE SUM OF 20 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS SOMEWHERE ABROAD. ALL THE MONEY ARE SECRETLY SEALED IN TWO METAL BOXES FOR SECURITY REASONS. DUE TO MY EXPERIENCE IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE I HAVE DECIDED TO DO THIS WITH A TOTALLY NEW BUT TRUSTWORTHY PERSON WHO CAN KEEP THIS MATTER CONFIDENTIAL. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. IT IS TO MY CONSENT HERE THAT MY LAWYER AND I DECIDED TO PERSONALLY APPEAL TO YOU SERIOUSLY AND RELIGIOUSLY FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO MOVE THIS MONEY INTO YOUR COUNTRY WHERE I BELIEVE IT WILL BE SAFE SINCE I CANNOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY DUE TO THE RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT IMPOSED ON THE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY LAWYER'S EMAIL ADDRESS/TELEPHONE NUMBER. TELEPHONE: 234-8033339477. E-MAIL: STEP1TELLERLAWFIRMS(AT)LAWYER.COM AND HE SHALL GET ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE CONSIGNMENT CHANGED TO YOUR NAME BEFORE DELIVERY. HOWEVER MY LAWYER WILL SEND YOU THE AIR-WAY BILL OF THE CONSIGNMENT AND OTHER RELATED DOCUMENT, SO THAT CAN CLAIM OUT THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE OFFSHORE SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE. CONCLUSIVELY, WE HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 25 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM WHILE 75 PERCENT IS TO BE HELD ON TRUST BY YOU FOR US UNTIL WE CAN DECIDE ON A SUITABLE BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY UPON OUR FREEDOM. I IMPLORE YOU TO PLEASE GIVE CONSIDERATION TO MY PREDICAMENT AND HELP A WIDOW IN NEED. PLEASE REPLY URGENTLY AND TREAT WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SINCERITY.
BEST REGARDS, MARIAM ABACHA (MRS.)
REPLY URGENTLY THROUGH MY ALTERNATIVE E-MAIL ADDRESS: MARIAM-AB2003(AT)MAIL.GR

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
SIR, I AM MRS. MARIAM ABACHA WIFE OF THE LATE MILITARY PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA WHO DIED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE 1998 OF HEART PROBLEMS. BEFORE HIS DEMISE, HE WAS THE HEAD OF STATES AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA. SINCE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO ALL KINDS OF EMBARASSEMENT FROM THE PRESENT DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS. THEY HAVE BEEN SPREADING MANY NEGATIVE RUMORS TO THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT THE FUNDS MY LATE HUSBAND ACQUIRED WHILE IN OFFICE. OUR PROPERTIES HOME AND ABROAD WERE CONFISCATED AND FOREIGN AND LOCAL ACCOUNTS FROZEN. PRESENTLY, I AM PLACED ON SURVEILANCE AND MONITORED BY THE GOVERNMENT SPECIAL AGENTS. IT IS TO THIS END THAT I CONTACTED YOU FOR YOUR CO OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN SECURING THE SUM OF 38.5 MILLION US DOLLARS DEPOSITED ABROAD BY MY LATE HUSBAND IMMEDIATELY BEFORE HE MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH. THE MONEY WAS DEPOSITED WITH GLOBAL DIPLOMATIC SECURITY SERVICE (GDSS) IN AMSTERDAM AS FAMILY EFFECTS AND CLASSIFIED FILMS. THE SECURITY COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW THE ACTUAL CONTENTS OF THE CONSIGNMENT. ALL THEY KNOW ARE THE CONTENTS AS REFLECTED IN THE WAYBILL, SHIPPED AND MARKED DIPLOMATIC CONSIGNMENT. IF YOU DECIDED TO ASSIST US, CONTACT MY LAWYER, BR. MARTINS SUL ADAMU, M. S. ADAMU AND CO. 19B KINGSWAY ROAD, SOUTHWEST, IKOYI. LAGOS, NIGERIA, E-MAIL: WITH THIS ADAMUMARTINS(AT)ECPLAZA.NET CODE: (MA/AB-12). THE ESSENCE OF THIS CODE IS FOR HIM TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE REFERRED BY ME. AND HE WILL FURNISH YOU WITH MORE DETAILS. HE HAS MY MANDATE TO RELATE WITH YOU WHILE THE BUSINESS LAST FOR SECURITY REASONS. PLEASE ENSURE TO KEEP THIS PROPOSAL VERY STRICT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION OR ANYTHING THAT YOU WILL LIKE TO KNOW, PLEASE YOU ARE FREE TO ASK FOR ANWSERS. I PROMISE TO BE VERY GRATEFULL AND COMPENSATE YOU ADEQUATELY FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND ASSISTANCE.
I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR RESPONSE.
YOURS FAITHFULLY, MRS. MARIAM ABACHA

IMPORTANT CONFIDENTIAL
I AM MRS MARIAM ABACHA, THE WIDOW OF SANI ABACHA THE LATE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE. YOU WERE INTRODUCED TO ME THROUGH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. I AM PRESENTLY IN DISTRESS WHILE MY SON MOHAMMED IS UNDERGOING TRIAL IN LAGOS AND ABUJA. THE GOVERNMENT HAS FROZEN ALL THE FAMILY ACCOUNT AND AUCTIONED ALL OUR PROPERTIES. TO SAVE THE FAMILY FROM TOTAL BANKRUPTCY I HAVE MANAGED TO SHIP TO EUROPE THROUGH A SHIPPING COMPANY THE SUM OF 20.000,000.00 U.S DOLLARS KEPT BY MY LATE HUSBAND. THE MONEY WAS DISGUISED TO BEAT THE NIGERIAN SECURITY AND IT IS CURRENTLY DEPOSITED IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE. I WANT YOU TO RECEIVE THE MONEY AND PAY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT FOR THE FAMILY SAFELY. I AM OFFERING YOU 30 PERCENT FOR ASSISTING ME SECURE THIS MONEY FAST BEFORE IT IS LOCATED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AGENTS. CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY WITH MY EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN FORWARD TO YOU ALL NECCESSARY DETAILS. KINDLY SEND YOUR PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMUNICATIONS
BEST REGARDS, MRS. MARIAM ABACHA

URGENT APPEAL/CONFIDENTIAL
I AM DR. MRS, MARIAM MUNIRAT ABACHA, WIFE OF THE LATE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL SANI ABACHA WHO DIED ON 8TH OF JUNE 1988 WHILE STILL ON DUTY. I AM CONTACTING YOU IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT WE WILL BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO EACH OTHER LIKE WISE DEVELOPING CORDIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP. I CURRENTLY HAVE THE SUM OF TWENTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS CASH, WHICH INTEND TO USE FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE SPECIFICALLY IN YOUR COUNTRY. THIS MONEY CAME AS A PAYBACK CONTRACT DEAL BETWEEN MY LATE HUSBAND AND A RUSSIAN FIRM ON OUR COUNTRY MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR AJAKOTA STEELPLANT. THE RUSSIAN PARTNER RETURNED MY HUSBANDS SHARE OF 20 MILLION U.S DOLLARS AFTER THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND AND LODGED IT WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE OF WHICH I AM THE BENEFICIARY. RIGHT NOW THE NEW CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE INTENSIFIED THEIR PROBE ON MY HUSBANDS FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND THEY REVOKED OUR LICENSES THAT ALLOWS US TO OWN A FINANCIAL AND OIL COMPANY. I HAVE SINCE DECLARED MYSELF AND MY FAMILY BANKRUPT. NO RECORD OVER EXISTED CONCERNING THE MONEY NEITHER THE MONEY TRACEABLE BY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOCUMENT SHOWING THAT WE RECEIVED MONEY FROM THE RUSSIANS. DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS MY FAMILY, IT HAS BECOME QUITE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO MAKE USE OF THIS MONEY WITHIN, AND OUTSIDE, SINCE MY MOVEMENT IS RESTRICTED BY THE GOVERNMENT NOW. THUS I SEEK YOUR ASSISTANCE TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF THIS SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE THROUGH OUR FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE/BARRISTER UMARO BELLO(SAN)TO ENABLE US DISCUSS IN DETAILS ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION PLEASE MAY YOU HIM THROUGHT HIS E-MAIL UMARO(AT)HOTVOICE.COM (OR) HIS PHONE 234-80-33331101. WHAT YOU ARE EXPECTED TO DO: I WILL TRANSFER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE CONSIGNMENT/BOXES CONTAINING THE CASH TO YOU AND ISSUE YOU A POWER OF ATTORNEY THROUGH MY LAWYER. WITH THESE DOCUMENTS YOU WILL TRAVEL TO EUROPE AND CLAIM THE MONEY AS MY PROXY FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY. THE ENTIRE OPERATION IS RISK FREE SINCE IT IS ONLY YOU, ME AND MY LAWYER THAT KNOWS THE DETAILS OF THE MONEY. AFTER YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN THE MONEY TO YOUR COUNTRY WHERE IT IS SAFE MY LAWYER WILL THEN MEET YOU IN YOUR COUNTRY TO USE MY SHARE OF THE MONEY FOR INVESTMENT. BEARING IN MIND THAT YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO TRANSFER THIS FUND, I PROPOSED A COMMISSION OF 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM TO YOU FOR THE EXPECTING SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS HIGHLY NEEDED SO AS TO STOP FURTHER CONTACT. I MUST USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLORE YOU TO EXERCISE THE UTMOST INDULGENCE TO KEEP THIS MATTER EXTRAORDINARILY CONFIDENTIAL WHATEVER YOUR DECISION WHILE I AWAIT YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.
REGARDS, DR. (MRS) MARIAM MUNIRAT ABACHA

DEAR SIR, I PRAY THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE MEETS YOU IN PEACE, AND MAY THE BLESSING OF GOD BE UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND ALSO GRANT YOU THE WISDOM TO UNDERSTAND MY SITUATION AND HOW MUCH I REALLY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE. I AM MRS. MARRIAM ABACHA, WIFE OF THE LATE AND FORMER HEAD OF STATE OF NIGERIA - GENERAL SANI ABACHA. SINCE THE STRANGE AND UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND, THE GOVERNMENT HAS TURNED AGAINST MY FAMILY WITH STRANGE ACCUSATIONS. THEY HAVE FROZEN OUR BANK ACCOUNTS KNOWN TO THEM, HOPING THAT WE WILL STARVE TO DEATH. THE GOVERNMENT HAS FROZEN MY HUSBAND'S ACCOUNT IN: CITY BANK N.A, SAESTRASSE 25, P.O BOX 244,8021, ZURICH, SWITSZERLAND, A/CNO-0/984225/008 (SWISS FRANC), BANKERS TRUST CO .P.O. BOX 318, CHURCH STREET STATION, NEW YORK NY10008 USA, A/C NO-04-400-984USD, BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, A/C NO 440740071STG POUNDS, BANKERS TRUST INT. PLC, FRANK FORT BRANCH. GRAMEBURGWEG 1660322, FRANKFORT, POST FACH 100345 60003, FRANKFORT. A/C NO 81430015, THAT RUNS INTO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. MY FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH HARDSHIP, MY SON IS IN JAIL AND THE REMAINING ONES AND MYSELF ARE UNDER HOUSE ARREST. THE NEW GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO HAVE CEASED MORE THAN 620 MILLIONS US DOLLARS ALREADY AND ARE STILL CEASING MORE OF ACQUIRED ANDED PROPERTIES BELONG TO THE ABACHA FAMILY, INCLUDING OUR OIL COMPANY LICENSES. ALL THAT IS REMAINING NOW IS 38 MILLIONS US DOLLARS AND THIS MONEY HAS BEEN DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY/INVESTMENT COMPANY IN A WEST AFRICAN NEIGHBORING COUNTRY WHICH IS HALL DISCLOSE TO YOU, ONCE I HEAR FROM YOU. AND IT IS NOT KNOWN AND CANNOT BE DISCOVERED. THIS IS WHERE I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE AND HELP. AFTER DISCUSSION WITH MY SON WE CONCLUDED ON USING YOU TO TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSE. THIS IS WHY WE NEED A FOREIGN PARTNER AND YOUR HELP. SINCE THE MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED IN YOUR NAME AND KEPT UNDER YOUR CUSTODY IN YOUR COUNTRY, WE SHALL SHARE IN THREE WAYS. 20 PERCENT WILL BE USED FOR INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY OR COMPANY, 20 PERCENT FOR YOU, AND 60 PERCENT FOR FAMILY AND ME. IS THIS OKAY? I ALSO HOPE YOU WILL BE TRUSTED AND THAT YOU WON'T DISAPPOINT US. AND ALSO CONFIDENTIALITY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. THIS IS A CRY FOR HELP AND ALSO RISK FREE. CONTACTDETAILS, MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT AND CONFIDENT MUHAMMAD TANKO WILL BE IN A POSITION TO DETAIL YOU ON THE NEXT LINE OF ACTION FOR IMMEDIATE REALIZATION OF THIS DREAM. FOR SECURITY REASONS, SEND REPLY THROUGH MY PRIVATE E-MAILBOX. THANKING YOU IN ANTICIPATION YOURS FAITHFULLY. MARIAM ABACHA.

BUSINESS PROPOSAL
DEAR SIR, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. I AM MRS. MARYAM ABACHA, WIFE OF LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA, EX-MILITARY HEAD OF STATES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA WHO DIED ON 8TH JUNE 1998 OF HEART PROBLEMS. I CONTACTED YOU BECAUSE OF MY NEED TO DEAL WITH PERSONS WHOM MY FAMILY AND I HAVE HAD NO PREVIOUS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. SINCE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND, MY FAMILY HAD BEEN SUBJECTED TO ALL SORTS OF HARASSMENTS AND INTIMIDATION WITH LOTS OF NEGATIVE REPORTS EMANATING FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS ABOUT MY HUSBAND. THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO ENSURED THAT OUR BANK ACCOUNTS ARE FROZEN AND ALL ASSETS SEIZED. IT IS IN VIEW OF THIS THAT I SEEK YOUR COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN THE TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF 30,000,000.00 U.S DOLLARS (THIRTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) BEING THE VERY LAST OF MY FAMILY FUND IN MY POSSESSION AND CONTROL. AN EARLIER ATTEMPT IN THE PHYSICAL MOVEMENT OF THE SUM OF 47,000,000.00 U.S DOLLARS WAS TO NO AVAIL AS THE MONEY WAS CONFISCATED AND MY INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT IMPOUNDED AT THE MURITALA MOHAMMED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LAGOS IN AUGUST 1998. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS SEIZED ALL OUR PROPERTIES AND FROZEN ALL OUR ACCOUNTS BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL, BUT MY ONLY HOPE NOW IS THE AVAILABLE 30,000,000.00 U.S DOLLARS WHICH I CAREFULLY PACKED AND DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY AS PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS WHERE MY BROTHER-IN-LAW IS WORKING AS A GENERAL MANAGER WHEN MY HUSBAND DIED. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST US IN RECEIVING THIS MONEY ON OUR BEHALF, PLEASE CONTACT MY BROTHER-IN-LAW ALHAJI SONITAN ABACHA IMMEDIATELY ON THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBER 234 8023019519 OR EMAIL SONI-TRAD(AT)YAHOO.COM TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS AND NEGOTIATE YOUR REWARD, WHICH I CAN ASSURE YOU, WILL BE VERY SUBSTANTIAL. PLEASE, ENSURE TO KEEP THIS PROPOSAL VERY SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL. WE AWAIT YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE. MAA SALAAM.
SINCERELY, MRS. MARYAM ABACHA.

ATTN:SIR/MA,
I SALUTE YOU IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST HIGH GOD. I AM MRS. MARYAM ABACHA, THE WIDOW OF THE LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA, FORMER NIGERIAN MILITARY HEAD OF STATE WHO DIED MYSTERIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF CARDIAC ARREST. SINCE MY HUSBAND DIED, MY FAMILY HAS BEEN UNDER RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT AND THAT NOT WITHSTANDING, WE HAVE BEEN MOLESTED AND CONSTANTLY UNDER WATCH BY THE SEEMINGLY AGENT, ABOVE ALL OUR BANK ACCOUNTS HERE AND ABROAD HAVE BEEN FROZEN BY THE NIGERIAN CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT. FURTHERMORE, MY ELDEST SON IS IN DETENTION BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR MORE INTERROGATION ABOUT MY HUSBAND ASSETS AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS. FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF MY HUSBAND'S BANK ACCOUNT BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WITH MY SON'S BANK IN WHICH A HUGE SOME OF 700 MILLION US DOLLARS AND DUTCH MARK 450 MILLION WAS LODGED AND F 1.6 BILLION BELONGING TO MY LATE HUSBAND WAS SEIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA. I THEREFORE WISH TO PERSONALLY APPEAL TO YOU SERIOUSLY AND RELIGIOUS FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF 62.8 MILLION US DOLLARS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY WHERE I BELIEVE IT WILL BE SAFE, SINCE WE CAN NOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY, DUE TO THE RESTRICTION OF THE MOVEMENT IMPOSED ON THE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY LAWYER'S EMAIL: COLL2002(AT)MAILSURF.COM, TO ARRANGE WITH YOU FOR A FACE-TO FACE MEETING OUTSIDE NIGERIA IN ORDER TO LEASE WITH HIM TOWARD EFFECTIVE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION. HOWEVER, ARRANGEMENT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO MOVE THIS MONEY OUT OF THE COUNTRY, IN THE SECRET VAULT THROUGH A SECURITY COMPANY TO ANY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES, EUROPE, AMERICA AS SOON AS YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST, MY LAWYER SHALL SEND TO YOU THE SECURITY DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE AND AIRWAY BILL OF THE LUGGAGE AND OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS SO THAT YOU AN CLAIM THE LUGGAGE, WHICH SHALL BE TAGGED FAMILY TREASUERS. CONCLUSIVELY, WE HAVE AGREED TO OFFER YOU 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM WHILE 70 PERCENT IS TO BE HELD ON TRUST BY YOU UNTIL WE CAN DECIDE ON A SUITABLE BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY SUBSEQUENT TO OUR FREE MOVEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT.PLEASE, REPLY URGENTLY AND TREAT WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SINCERITY.
YOURS SINCERELY, MARYAM ABACHA.

ASSISTANCE/BUSINESS PROPOSAL
ATTENTION: DEAR SIR/MADAM, LETTER OF ASSISTANCE
I WRITE THIS LETTER OF ASSISTANCE WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HONOUR AND RESPONSIBILITY IN CARE OF SADIQ MOHAMMED. THE DECISION TO WRITE TO YOU WAS ARRIVED AT AFTER A CRITICAL CONSIDERATION OF ITS URGENCY AND THE SEVERE PAIN/TERROR MY ENTIRE FAMILY HAD GONE THROUGH WITH THE PRESENT CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA AFTER THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND. I AM DR. (MRS.) MARIAM ABACHA, WIFE OF THE LATE NIGERIA HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL SANNI ABACHA, WHO DIED ON THE 8TH OF JUNE, 1998, WHILE STILL ON ACTIVE DUTY. I AM CONTACTING YOU IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT WE WILL BE OF GREAT HELP TO EACH OTHER AND ALSO DEVELOP A CORDIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP IN THE NEAR FUTURE. SINCE THE STRANGE AND UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND (MAY GOD'S MERCY BE UPON HIM), THE GOVERNMENT HAS TURNED AGAINST MY FAMILY AND MYSELF. AT FIRST, I THOUGHT IT WAS A NORMAL INTERROGATION FROM MY HUSBAND'S ENEMIES BUT I WAS PROVED WRONG. MY ELDEST SON, MOHAMMED IS BEING DETAINED AT THE KIRIKIRI MAXIMUM PRISON, LAGOS AND MOST OF OUR BANK ACCOUNTS KNOWN TO THE GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN FROZEN TO FRUSTRATE US. IT HAS DAWN ON US NOW THAT IT IS A SERIOUS BATTLE BETWEEN GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO'S GOVERNMENT AND MY FAMILY. AS MY HUSBAND'S REGIME PUT HIM IN JAIL BEFORE HE WAS RELEASED, HE NOW WANTS TO GET BACK AT US. MY HUSBAND'S CLOSEST ASSOCIATES HAVE BETRAYED AND DESERTED US AND I NO LONGER TRUST ANYONE OF THEM. THEREFORE, I AM REQUESTING FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO HELP MY FAMILY AND MYSELF HAVE HOPE THROUGH MY NEPHEW TO HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION. WE ARE GOING THROUGH SEVERE HARDSHIP, MY SON, MOHAMMED IS IN JAIL AND THE REMAINING ONES AND MYSELF ARE UNDER RESTRICTED MOVEMENT BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA. THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT, GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO HAS SEIZED MORE THAN 700,000,000.00 MILLION US DOLLARS ALREADY INCLUDING LANDED PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENT IN NIGERIA. YOU CAN FIND THIS OUT IN NEWS WATCH OF 7, 8, 15, 21 OF YEAR 2000 ON WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.NEWSWATCHNGR.COM OR TELL OF 24TH JULY 2000 ON WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.TELL.COM.ORG. I VERY MUCH KNOW THAT I AM UNDER SURVEILLANCE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA, SO I HAVE BEEN MAKING ALL MY CONTACTS THROUGH MY NEPHEW WITHOUT THE GOVERNMENT AGENTS' KNOWLEDGE. I CURRENTLY HAVE WITHIN MY REACH THE SUM OF TWENTYFIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS, WHICH I INTEND TO USE FOR INVESTMENT, LIKE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SPECIFICALLY IN YOUR COUNTRY. THIS MONEY CAME AS A PAYBACK CONTRACT DEAL BETWEEN MY LATE HUSBAND AND A RUSSIAN FIRM ON OUR COUNTRY'S MULTI-BILLION DOLLARS AJAOKUTA STEEL PLANT. THE RUSSIAN PARTNERS RETURNED MY HUSBAND’S SHARE OF 25,500,000.00 US DOLLARS BEFORE HIS DEATH AND WAS LODGED IN MY HUSBAND'S SECURITY COMPANY OF WHICH I AM A DIRECTOR, THE NEW CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE INTENSIFIED THEIR PROBE ON MY HUSBAND'S FINANCIAL AND OIL COMPANY. IN VIEW OF THESE, I ACTED FAST TO WITHDRAW THE 55,000,000.00 US DOLLARS FROM THE COMPANY'S VAULT AND DEPOSITED AS FAMILY TREASURE IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN FOREGN COUNTRY FOR SAFE CUSTODY. I HAVE SINCE DECLARED MY HUSBAND'S SECURITY COMPANY BANKRUPT. NO RECORD EVER EXISTED CONCERNING THE MONEY TRACEABLE BY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT WE RECEIVED THE MONEY FROM THE RUSSIAN. DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ATTITUDE TOWARDS MY FAMILY, IT HAS BECOME QUITE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO MAKE USE OF THIS MONEY WITHIN, THUS CONSENT I SHALL EXPECT YOU TO CONTACT ME URGENTLY TO ENABLE US DISCUSS IN DETAIL ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION. BEARING IN MIND THAT YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO TRANSFER THIS FUND, I PROPOSED A PERCENTAGE OF 30 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SUM TO YOU FOR THE EXPECTED SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE, 5 PERCENT FOR OFFSETTING MINOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE COURSE OF THIS TRANSACTION AND 15 PERCENT WIL BE USED FOR INVESTMENT PROBABLY IN YOUR COMPANY. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS HIGHLY NEEDED AS TO STOP FURTHER CONTACTS. ALL CORRESPONDENCES MUST BE BY THE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS OR E-MAIL ADDRESS ABOVE. I MUST USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLORE YOU TO EXERCISE THE UTMOST INDULGENCE TO KEEP THIS MATTER EXTRAORDINARILY CONFIDENTIAL WHATEVER YOUR DECISION WHILE AWAIT YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.
MAY THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH BLESS YOU.
BEST REGARDS, DR. (MRS.) MARIAM ABACHA.
N.B.: BECAUSE OF THE SECURITY BEING MOUNTED ON THE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY, I HAVE DECIDED THAT THIS TRANSACTION EXIST BETWEEN YOU AND MY NEPHEW, SADIQ MOHAMMED, WHO WAS WORKING IN A NIGERIA MISSION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING MY HUSBAND'S TENURE AS A CO-DIPLOMAT UNTIL HE DECIDED TO RELOCATE BACK TO NIGERIA LEAVING HIS FAMILY BEHIND TO HELP US IN THIS MATTER. PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE, FAX OR MOBILE NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMUNICATION. SORRY THAT THIS MESSAGE HAVE TO COME TO YOU AT THE TIME YOU DID NOT EXPECT IT AND AT THIS MOMENT OF THE DAY. IT IS A MATTER OF URGENTCY. IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK WITH ME, MOHAMMED WILL MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS.