From: Dr.Mrs. Mariam Abacha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2007 5:46:19 PM
Subject: LETTER OF ASSISTANCE
I write this letter of assistance with a great sense of honour and
responsibility.The decision to write to you was arrived at after a
critical consideration of its urgency and the severe pain/terror my
entire family had gone through with the present Civilian Government of
Nigeria after the death of my husband.
I am Dr. (Mrs.) Mariam Abacha, wife of the late Nigeria Head of
State,General Sanni Abacha, who died on the 8th of June, 1998, while still on active
duty. I am contacting you in view of the fact that we will be of great help to each other
and also develop a cordial business relationship in the near future. Since the strange and
unfortunate death of my husband (may God's mercy be upon him),
The government has turned against my family and myself.At first, I thought it was a
normal interrogation from my husband'senemies but I was proved wrong. My eldest son,
Mohammed is being detained at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos and most of our bank
accounts known to the Government have been frozen to frustrate us. It has dawn on usnow
that it is a serious battle between General Olusegun Obasanjo's Government and my family.
As my husband's regime put him in jail before he was released, he now wants to get back at us.
My husband's closest associates have betrayed and deserted us and I no longer trust anyone of them.
Therefore, I am requesting for your urgentassistance to help my family and myself have hope through
my nephew to handle this transaction/
We are going through severe hardship, my son, Mohammed
is in jail and the remaining ones and myself are under restricted
movement by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The new democratic President,
General Olusegun Obasanjo has seized more than US$700,000,000.00 million Dollars already
including landed properties and investment in Nigeria.
I very much know that I am under surveillance by the Federal
Government of Nigeria, so I have been making all my contacts through my nephew Kobo Anthony
without the Government agents' knowledge. I currently have within my reach the sum of Fifty-five
Million United States Dollars ($55,000,000.00), which I intend to use for investment, like Real Estate
Development specifically in your country.
This money came as a payback contract deal between my late husband and a Russian Firm on our
country's multi-billion Dollars Ajaokuta Steel Plant. The Russian Partners returned my husbands share
of US$55,000,000.00 before his death and was lodged in a Security Company abroad.
The new CivilianGovernment have intensified their probe on my
husband's financial and oil company. In view of these, l acted fast to withdraw the US$55,000,000.00
from the Company's vault and deposited as familytreasure in a Security Company in foregn cuntry for safe
custody. I have since declared my husband's Security Company bankrupt.
No record ever existed concerning the money traceable by the
government because there is no documentation showing that we received the money from the Russian.
Due to the current situation in the country concerning government
attitude towards my family, it has become quite impossible for me to make use of this money within,
thus consent I shall expect you to contact me urgently to enable us discuss in detail about this
Bearing in mind that your assistance is needed to transfer this fund, I proposed a percentage of
30% of the total sum to you for the expected service and assistance, 5% for offsetting minor expenses
incurred in the course of this transaction and 15% wil be used for investment probably in your company.
Your urgent response is highly needed as to stop further
contacts. All correspondences must be by e-mail address for now. I must use this opportunity to implore
you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinarily confidential whatever your
decision while await your prompt response.
May the Almighty Allah bless you.
DR. (MRS.) MARIAM ABACHA