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From: "Adeyemi Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 02:30:07 -0700
Subject: URGENT REPLY NEEDED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Attn: Honorable Investor,
I am looking for your co-operation in building a Tourist Hotel/shopping Mall
or Real Estate in your country. I am sorry if this is not in line with your
business. I need an experienced person like you to assist me to set up,
develop the project and assume responsibility of ownership as chairman but
will be bringing in profit /distribute profit monthly or annually,We are
also open to any advise from you onany good busines you may propose.
My Name is Chief Barrister Adeyemi Johnson to the embattled former Governor
of one of the oil rich state (BayelsaState) in Nigeria Chief Diepreye
Solomon Peters Alamieyeseigha,JP He has been impeached and arrested and
still in custody and his Bank accounts has been frozen. Read this contents
to see for yourself: http://www.odili.net/news/source/2005/dec/21/5.html
He has told me in confidence that he kept some money amounting to 35million
in two boxes and kept with a Security Vault here.All I need is a trust
worthy and capable person to receive this boxes on his behalf and investment
it in a good and profitable business as proposed above.This boxes will be
shiped to your address through the help of a Diplomat via a diplomatic
courier company.We cannot do this now in our names,this is why I need your
assistance to move out the funds so that the money is not discovered and
siezed by the Government, as they have done to his Bank Accounts and other
At this point I want to assure you that your true consent, full cooperation
and confidentiality are all that are required for us to take full advantage
of this opportunity as every modalities for successfull conclusion has been
put in place.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Chief Barrister Adeyemi Johnson (SAN)
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