With utmost pain,grief, physical and emotional torture from the hands of the present government of my country, I have contacted you to assist me by librating me and my family from our present predicament.
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 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 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 gaveup 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 (US$700). Million dollars you can view this website below for confirmation http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3333557.stm
They are not relenting to make me and my family 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 US$20.300,000.00(Twenty million Three Hundred dollars) in a consignment of two trunk boxes 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 for safe keeping. I must also bring to your notice that I did not declare the content of the consignments to the security company due to the fact that all my late husbands account has been made open to the Federal Government of Nigeria by security companies and Banks where they are deposited abroad and with this I do not trust them so I declared it as family treasures.
This arrangement is known to you and my son Mustapha 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 in as soon as this fund get you so that I can start all over again if only you wish, but if it is impossible,just help me in diverting this funds for safe keeping which will accrue you (30%) of this fund as your share I promise.
Please,trust and honesty is the watch word in this transaction and as I have great confidence in you. 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.
Mrs Mariam Abacha