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From: "MR HAKEEM WASIU" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 00:57:31 +0000
Subject: DEAR FRIEND !!!!
My name is Mr Hakeem Wasiu , I am the Accountant of the Late Mrs,Stella Obasanjo the wife of theNigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mrs, Stella Obasanjo just died on the early hours of Sunday23rd October 2005 in a hospital in Spain where she went for a surgical operation.Before the death of Late Mrs,Stella Obasanjo she placed thee sum of Twenty Seven Million UnitedStates Dollars (U.S.$27,000,000) in a security company in U.K. Due to the Hard Investigation thathas been Happening in Nigeria.The Security Company does not know of the content of the boxes in their vault, I happened to knowof the content of these boxes because I am the accountant handling all the late presidentís wifefinancial matters.The documents of these funds are on my position so I seek assistance to get the funds out of herfamily,
does not know of these funds including the president.I here by seek a trust worthy person who is ready so we can complete this transaction as soon aspossible and this person will get 30% from the total sum.and will assit me geting the funds and iwill also Like 20% to go for the Ophans and the Motherless People Home around the WorldPlease respond back with your full contact information if you are willing to assist me on thistransaction.View web site bellow for obituary of late Mrs.Stella Obasanjo.
RegardsMr Hakeem Wasiu