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Copy of Nigerian consortium´s official bid for Newcastle United



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Following all the speculation about possible owners for Newcastle United, it seems that Mike Ashley is preparing to sell the club to a consortium of wealthy Nigerians. Chris Nathaniel, the chief executive of NVA Management, the company managing the deal, said he is hopeful the Nigerians will become the first Africans to own a Premier League club.

He said: “I have been working hard to get wealthy and football-loving Nigerian entrepreneurs to buy the club since Mike Ashley indicated his willingness to sell to the person, people or entrepreneurs who can meet the £400m selling price of the club.”

We have tracked down a copy of the consortium´s bid for the club. It is after the jump…

Hello Friend,

On behalf of my family, I would like to seek your advice and guidance, if you could perhaps assist us invest some funds into any profitable investment opportunities in your country.

We would be delighted if you could please provide detailed information and procedures for investment. We would review your proposition and enter into partnership agreement with you or your company if only your proposition is satisfactory and acceptable.

Firstly, I do not know if you are very familiar with my family case with the present civilian Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under President Olusegun Obasanjo. Following the sudden death of my late father – (Gen.Sani Abacha) on the 8th of June 1998 (Former Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria), I and members of my family have been thrown into a state of utter confusion, frustration and hopelessness. Our accounts in banks in Switzerland and other European countries have been frozen illegally by the Federal Government of Nigeria, allegedly us that the funds were siphoned away while my late father ruled Nigeria from 1993 until his sudden death in 1998. Our family lawyers are still on the case at the Supreme Court fighting to have some of the money returned to us.

Pls check – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2492425.stm

We have deliberated and resolved that part of our family substantial financial resources presently in a Security and Trust outfit in Europe be re-directed to you for a profitable investment in your country under the supervision of an able man power as we hope that you will be able to provide the needed services as regards the investment and management of the financial resources for the betterment of my family in good faith without prejudice.

Furthermore, legal contracts, non-disclosure agreement documents, and partnership agreements shall be drafted in association with this transaction by our family attorney only when I am assured and convinced of your credibility and security of this brief under your a bsolute control. Thereafter, arrangement would be expedited to move the funds over to you for further action to be taken by your good self on our behalf and for the benefit of our both families.

I thank you and look forward to a successful business relationship with you. I trust that you will enjoy and benefit from this opportunity to work with us. Though, I do not know you in person but I still maintain my father’s philosophy that business is people and contacts. Business is always based on trust and open mindedness and it is on this note I act.

I await to hear from you.

Yours truly,

Mohammed Abacha
House #4, Sani Abacha Crescent, Nasarawa G.R.A, Kano State, Northern Nigeria. Tel: +234 80-54004232