Subject: Urgent Business Response
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 19:03:39 -0700
From: "Mariam Abacha"

Dear Sir,

I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha the wife of the late Gen. Sani Abacha, former head of State of Nigeria who died on 8th June 1998 while in office. Since the death of my husband the present Government of Chief Olusegun Obasanji has been tormenting members of the Abachas family including family friends. All businesses and property owned by the Abachas have been confiscated by the Government and all our Bank Account in Nigeria and abroad have been frozen. Worst still my eldest son Mohammed has been in prison custody since the death of my husband where he was charged for frivolous offenses and made to undergo torture and pressurized to disclose the where about of the Abacha's estate.

The government of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has recovered several billion of dollars and pounds from our bank account in Switzerland, Europe and America with the co-operation of the government of this country. A quick reference of Newsweek publication of March 13th 1999 were 88million dollars was taken from me will give you an insight of what I have gone through. All our friends in Nigeria are being monitored and they have kept a safe distance from us. Presently, I am placed in a house arrest as the government has seized all my families traveling documents. It is against this background that I am requesting you to assist me in picking my husbands luggage, which is kept somewhere in Nigeria, as this is the only hope for my familys survival.

During the reign of my husband, an Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (Alscom) contract was revalued. The contract was for the construction of plant, at Ikuta Abasi in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, for production of ingots and billets required as raw material for Aluminum and Allied Industries, Reynolds Incorporated of America, Phoenix and M&F Companies of Switzerland conducted the feasibility studies. The contract was awarded to Ferrostall AG of Germany. However, after the revaluation of the contract,Ferrostall AG collected its own share of the increment in project cost while my husbands share of fifty-eight Million u.s. Dollars(US$58,000,000:00)was kept in our native town in Kano State Nigeria. I know that my husband was planning of how to send this money abroad before his sudden death in June 8 1998.

Since his death, it has been very difficult for us, coupled with the hunt of all the family members and my husband personal aids by the obasanjos government. We have being looking for the best means to send this money abroad. Luckily my husbands cousin Usman Bello has been able to move this money recently to lagos in east part of the country amidst tight diplomatic sanction by the common wealth organization and the money is now being kept with a security company in lagos the forma countrys capital.

Presently Mr. Bello is handicapped as what next to do since he is not conversant with international monitory policies and his contract with the security company in Lagos is due by next month. He is now hanging in Lagos awaiting for me to direct a reputable and trustworthy person who has the fear of God in mind and a well experience executive with able hand to help.Actually I got your contact from a reliable source, and also I believe you are in a good position to assist me to transfer these fund to your country for investment, that is why I desperately needed your assistance in order for us to ship these fund into a good Business relationship with you.

For more information or question. Please feel free to contact Mr.Usman Bello in Lagos on email:

I had informed him about you, he would send your company's information to the Security Company indicating that your company owns the money in the luggage. When all documentation is correctly done he will prepare all necessary arrangement and accompany you to pick up the luggage. Please free to discuss with him for Mr. Usman Bello will be my confidant in all matters relating to this transaction for security reason.

You can reach him on the above email address in Lagos. For the purpose of this assistance you want to give to my children and me. I will give you 20%,of the total amount 30% would be reserved for Investment in the names of all my children including Mohammed, 45% would be kept in a safe bank account in my name as the holder of the account then 5% for Mr.Usman Bello. You will help us to do all these.

Best regard
Mr. Mariam Abacha.