Subject: urgent assistance and confidential /
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Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 04:12:39 -0700 (PDT)
FROM : Miss Rosemary Osai
ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE
With due respect and humility I write you this
proposal which I believe would be of great interest to
I am Miss Rosemary Osai, a Sierra-Leone National and
the daughter of the Late DR GODWIN OSAI, of the
blessed memory. Prior to my father’s assassination by
the rebel forces loyal to Major Johnny Paul Koromah,
he was the Director General National Gold and Diamond
Mining Corporation of Sierra-Leone.
Two days after my father was assassinated, my brother
JERRY and me, ran out of Sierra Leone for our dear
life. The powerfull Economic Community of West African
States ( ECOMOG) forces intervened which enventually
resulted into a brutal civil war. My brother and I
to escape to Abidjan, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.
We came into Abidjan some valuable including a proof of a deposit ( Deposit Certificate) of the sum of US$
25.5 million ( Twenty five million five hundred
united states dollars only), contained in two trunk
boxes which my father deposited with a private
Security Company here in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire in my
brother’s name ( JERRY OSAI)
For your information, he did not disclose the real
content of the boxes to the security company.
Rather, he deposited the boxes as containing family
valuables. We do not wish them to know this under any
Meanwhile, we want to leave Côte d’Ivoire entirely
with this money for investment in your country because
of the stable political situation and mostly for our
future and the war still going on in our country.
We want you to please assist us to free these boxes
from the security company, deposit the funds in a
local account here in your name and order the Bank to
transfer the funds to your account in your country.
You should also source for good investment opportunity
so that we can invest wisely. Also arrage for me and
my brother to relocate to your country.
We have it in mind to reward you handsomely for your
assistance. We are prepared to give you 1.5 million US
dollars, and 5% share in the total investment to be
Do not hesitate to call us on this telephone number
0022503-067-067-535 immediately you receive this E-mail to enable us proceed in ernest towards
concluding this transaction.
Please treat this with the utmost confidentiality.
May God bless you as you assist us.
Miss Rosemary Osai
Here's another version I received about four hours after the original
Mr. James Coleman
Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire
Tel 00 225 07 71 71 29
I am Mr. James Coleman, the only son of late
chief Mohamed Coleman From Sierra Leone.
I am writing you in absolute confidence
primarily to seek your assistance to transfer our cash of Thirty Five
million US Dollars($35,000,000) now in the custody of Security trust Company
here in Abidjan top your private account pending our arrival to you country
Source of the money
My late father, Chief Mohamed Coleman, a native
of mend District in the Northern province of Sierra Leone Mining
co-operation (S.L.M.C) Freetown. According to my father, this money was the
income accrued from Mining Co-operation’s over draft and minor sales.
Before the peak of the civil war between the
rebels forces of Major Paul Koroma and the conbined forces of ECOMOG peace
keeping operation that almost destroyed my country, following the forceful
removal from power of the civilian elected President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah by
My father had already made arrangement for his
family-my mother, my little sister and myself to be evacuated to Abidjan,
Cote d’Ivoire with our personal effects and box containing the money
through the aid of UN evacuation team.
My father instructed us to deposit the box in a
private security company for the sate custody until after the war when he
During the war in my country, and following the indiscriminate looting of
Public and Government properties by the rebel forces, the Sierra Leone
mining coop. Was one of the target looted and
My father including other top Government
functionaries were attached and killed by the rebels in November 2000
because of his relationship with the civilian Government of Ahmed Tejan
As a result of my father’s death, and with the
news of my uncle’s involvement in the air crash in January, dashed our
hope of survival. The untimely deaths caused my mother’s heart failure and
other related complications of which she late died in the hospital after we
must have spent a lot of money on her. Now my 16 years old sister and myself
are alone in this strange country suffering without any care or help.
Without any relation, we are now like refugees endorphins. Our only hope now
is in you and the box we deposited in the Security Company.
To this effect, I humbly solicit your assistance
in the following ways. to assist me claim this box from the security company
as co-beneficiary to transfer this money in your name to your Country to
make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf in
your country and you, the care taket.
Most importantly, the security company official do not know the exact
content of the box because it was Declared family valuables.
The whole Documents issued after deposit is in
my custody. For your assistance, I beg to concede 20% of this money to you
for your efforts and assistance.
Lastly I urge you to keep this transaction strictly confidential.
May God bless you as you assist us