Reports over the weekend suggested that a Nigerian billionaire is planning to enter the race to buy Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith’s 16% stake in Arsenal. I was somewhat sceptical about the story – until, that is, I received this email:
I am Mr.David Mark. an Auditor of a BANK OF THE NORTH INTERNATIONAL,ABUJA (FCT), and I represent the interest of Aliko Dangote. I have the courage to Crave indulgence for this important business
believing that you will never let me down
either now or in the future. Some
years ago, I became aware of an English football
team by which is the name Arsenal football club.I
have now shown great endeavours to commence negotiating with
Lady Bracewell Nina Smith for the purchase of
the 16% of Arsenal football club.
Currently what I am Requiring is an initial downpayment of $4m USD. Then I can free funds to complete the further purchase. For the downpayment, I am in need of your Help.
This is simple, all you have to do is to
an account anywhere in the world and send me its detail for me to
the proper money transfer paperwork, and facilitate the
transfer.The funds for the shareholding will
then be released, for us to share
in the ratio of 80% for me, 15 %
for you and 5% for expenses that might
come up during transfer process. There is
no risk at all, and all the
paper work for this transaction will be done by me
using my position
and connections in the banks in Nigeria. This business
guaranteed. .If you are
interested, please reply immediately through my personal email sending
following details: (1) Your Full Name/Address (2) Your Private
Number. Please observe the utmost confidentiality, and be
rest assured that this
transaction would be most profitable for both of
us because I shall require your
assistance to invest some of my share
in the team. I look forward to your
Oh, and before you try and wangle your way in on the action: I’ve signed up. The deal is done.
Some guys are just lucky, I guess.