ECO Bank

144, Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Idumota Lagos.


Dear Sir,

First I must solict 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 apperhensive 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 relibly informed of your discreteness and ability in transaction of this nature.

Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. I am DR. MALU AHMED, a Director with the ECO Bank Nigeria plc, Lagos. Icame to know of you in my private search for relible 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.

A foreigner, LATE ENGINNER JAMES AKMEH, an oil Maechant/Contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria, untill 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 Akmeh’s 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 Akmeh’s next of kin (he had no known wife nor children that known to us). The management under the influcnce 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 decleared ‘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 expences 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 the Email: Please furnish me with your most confidential TELEPHONE, FAX NUMBER and exclusive Bank/Account particulars so that I can use these information to apply for the release and subsequent transfer of the funds in your favour.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

Yours faithfully

Director (ECO BANK PLC).

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