A local man stands to do a mitzvah for a Nigerian brother, and stands to earn a King's ransom at the same time, when he was contacted by Nigerian royalty to help him move millions of dollars into the local economy, while committing a tiny little bit of bank fraud.
Mr. Fredrick Johnson of the Union Bank Nigeria PLC, Lagos found the local man in a private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence.
The story begins sadly enough: A foreigner, William Adams, a Nigerian Prince, was killed in a ghastly air crash. The Prince had a closing balance of of USD$22.2M, which the bank now expects to be claimed by any of his available foreign next of kin.
Fervent valuable efforts are being made by the Union Bank to get in touch with any of late Prince's next of kin, as he had no known wife and children. And, unless a next of kin was found, the fund to be declared "UNCLAIMABLE" and be sent to further enhance the course of war in Africa and the world in general.
"And that's where I came in," said the local man, who wishes to remain anonymous.
"They want me to stand in as next of kin, and I would get 30% of the money."
In order for the money to be transferred, the man had to advance expense money to the Union Bank to facilitate the transfer.
"It was only $10,419. How lucky am I? I get to send a check for my entire life's savings, and I get a money order for millions!"
"I expect the check in the next seven to ten days," said the man, while thumbing his most recent bills. He knows exactly what he plans to do with the money.
"The bill for my wife's chemotherapy, my daughter's artificial leg, and the kidney transplant that my son needs are going to be paid first. Then, I will buy a home big enough to adopt as many stray animals and foster children as I can."
"God sent this gift to me, both to show me that the world is full of kind, decent people looking to change lives. I could do no less."
He concluded: "I know that my life will be different because of this transaction."