Form Ambassador BeninRepublic
United States Consulate General cotonou
2 Walter Carrington Crescent
My name is James l Knight, the United States Ambassador to the Federal Republicof Benin republic. The United States Senate had confirmed my nomination onAugust 30. 2009 after being nominated for this position by U.S. PresidentBarack Obama on June 28, 2010. My credentials as the new Ambassador appointedwere presented to His Excellency Yayi Boni at the Presidential Villa inCotonou, Benin Republic, on November 2, 2010.I am a career member of the seniorForeign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor whose diplomatic career hasbeen spent mostly in Africa or working on
I served most recently as the Deputy Chief of Missionat the
U.S.Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark. Priorto this, I was the U.S.Ambassador to Mali,and I have served as Deputy Chief of Mission atthe U.S. Embassies in Tunisia,Senegal and Togo. Otheroverseas posting include Benin Republic, West Africa,India and Chad. In Washington, I was the senior desk officer for Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo),and Deputy Coordinator for Iraq Assistance. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree inEuropean history and French language and literature in Universityof Oregon in Eugene,and I also attend the University deHaute Bretagnein Rennes, France, from 1979-1980 as a RotaryFoundation Graduate Fellow, and also attend the Fletcher School of Law andDiplomacy. My identity can be verified by simply clicking on the URL linkbelow:
However, following the resolution of the meeting held with His ExcellencyPresident Yayi Boni at the Presidential Villa incotonou. Yesterday with somemembers of
the Federal House of Senate, an agreement was reached that the sumof $500,000.00 USD must be paid out to you in the form of a compensation forall the years you have waist din waiting for your funds to be released. Hence,the $500,000.00 USD compensation fund has been instructed to be paid out to youin the form of a CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL BANK DRAFT drawn on Eco Bank Plc. Thesaid BANK DRAFT will be packaged inside a U.S Embassy Official Envelope tobesent to you via Postal Mail at no cost to your mailing address.
And the time frame for delivery is 48 hours, which is 2 days since it would besent via a Postal Mail Service. Meanwhile, a "Custom I.R.S"must beobtained from the Benin Customs Authority at a fee of $65,00USD for a fullclearance certification on the BANK DRAFT. Hence, the$65,00 dollar fee must bepaid within 24 hours upon your receipt of this notification via western unionor Money Gram, so that all necessary arrangement can be made
ahead of time.
The fee should be sent directly to the "Embassy Protocol Officer"with the below information:
Receiver's Name: OKECHUKWU BASIL,
Cotonou - Benin Republic
question: Present Year
Please take note that the "I.R.S" and the BANK DRAFT will be packagedtogether inside the U.S Embassy Official Envelope for immediate dispatch toyour mailing address. Hence, you are advised to complyto enable medischarge my official duty to your home accordingly.
Mr,James L. Knight
US Ambassador to Benin Republic.