Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Fortunes Stroke

*picture a lot of money*
No one could have been more surprised than I when I was contacted out of the blue by Ntakay. I guess he must have remembered me from years ago when I was working catching core out in Nigeria in the early eighties. Anyway, however he dredged up my name, I must say that I think we both bless the day. While I have become a teacher it seems that he must have stayed in the oil business and, from his own account, risen to a position of responsibility as the principle advisor to the former leader of a west African republic. A country which I am reluctant to reveal the name of for reasons that will become apparent. After years of political stability in his adopted home Ntakay has established himself a by no means modest fortune. Again I don’t want to spill the beans, but lets just say that we are talking a pretty decent euro lottery win here.
Anyway, just before Christmas his government which had for some time been under the eye of an increasingly greedy military was destabilised, and all accounts above 50 million dollars in them have been held in stasis until they can be established as belonging to the government. The only exceptions being those which can be shown clearly to be linked to a foreign personal bank account. It seems the new regime is anxious to clobber its own citizens but would equally like to avoid offending people from the foreign who may be needed in the future to help them retain power.
To cut a long story short, it seems that all we have to do is establish an account with a few thousand in it in our joint names, get it recognised in his country, and then Ntakay can shift his millions over to Europe. He has generously offered me a fat ten percent to help him on the way!
So that’s it. By lunchtime I will have realised a few stocks and shares and opened an account in the name of Hallett & Mweewee. In a week or two its feet up on a desert island for the pair of us.
Why work harder!

7 comments:

meredic said...

She Of The Townhouse went for it hook line and sinker. She was ready to give up the day job.....

Lesley said...

What a coincidence - he (or perhaps one of his cousins) contacted me too. Am in process of selling up here.

buffalodickdy said...

Lately these opportunities abound...

Vi said...

LOL! Nope, didn't fall for it! Happy April fool!

sablonneuse said...

I just knew one of the blogs I read today would have an inbuilt hoax - but it was very effective Meredic.
Actually I've had a couple of calls on my mobile from a number in Algeria. The accent was a bit thick so I'm not sure what he was offering. However when I passed the phone to Bear the caller rang off.

startare said...

Good one, Meredic.It was a good deal more convincing than the salsa dance teacher's announcement that Sarko and Carla were descending on us for a surprise visit.

john.g. said...

Better than the Daily Telegraphs' flying penguins!