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Subject: STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND URGENT

FRANK ODION

FOREIGN LIAISON OFFICER

NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND URGENT

ATTN: THE PRESIDENT/CEO

I am an executive accountant with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and I am also a member of the Federal Government of Nigeria Contract Award and Monitoring Committee in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. I am on a special diplomatic duty in the Nigeria Foreign Office in Amsterdam the Netherlands.

It is a pleasure involving you in this project. Sometime ago, a contract was awarded to a foreign firm in NNPC by my committee. This contract was over invoiced to the tune of US$21.5M. This was done delibrately. The over invoicing was a Deal by my committee to benefit from the project. We now desire to transfer this money which is in a Suspense Account with NNPC in any Oversea Account which we expect you to provide for us. For providing the account where we shall remit the money , you will be entitled to 30% of the money, 5% for incidental expenses incurred both locally and internationally to secure the fund successfully into your nominated account while the remaining 65% will be for my partners and me.

I would require the following:

1. Banker’s Name and Address

2. Telephone and Fax Number of Bankers

3. Sort/ABA/Routing Number of Bankers

4. Account Number

5. Name of Beneficiary/Company Name/Address

6. Telephone and Fax Numbers of Beneficiary

The above information would be used to make formal application as a matter of procedure for the Release of the money and onward transfer to your account. It does not matter whether or not your Company does contract projects of this nature described here, the assumption is that your company Won the major contract and subcontracted it out to other companies. More often than not, big Trading companies or firms of unrelated fields win major contracts and subcontract to more specialized firms for execution of such contracts.

We have strong and reliable connections and contacts at the Apex Bank and Federal Ministry of Finance and we have no doubt that all this Money will be released and transferred if we get the necessary foreign partner to assist us in this Deal. Therefore, when the business is successfully concluded we shall through our connections withdraw all documents used from all the concerned Government Ministries for 100% Security. We are civil servants and we will not want to miss this opportunity.

Please contact me immediately through my E-mail address, whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not, it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. But where you are interested, send the required documents aforementioned Herein without delay as time is of the essence in this business.

I await in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.

Yours faithfully,

FRANK ODION

TEL: +31 623 246 811, alternative email: [email protected]