A fraudster posing as a Nigerian businessman and calling himself, West Oftym, has attempted to defraud Kanu Nwankwo’s troubled English club, Portsmouth.
In a letter sent to Pompey which was filled with fictitious information Oftym claimed he may be able to help solve the club’s financial problems and save the English side from dropping out of existence. As is usual with such mails, known as Yahoo Yahoo in Nigerian local parlance, the sender also asked for Pompey’s personal details.
Dear Hello Sir,
I am West Oftym, brother of Taribo West, the very excellent one-time player from Nigeria and Milan. I have been in several meetings and have concluded that we would be liking to buy the Pompeymouth Football Club of Portspey.
We are backed by the Hong Kongolese People's National Bank and would like to be paying 16 Million Pounds for the club and helping make it back to the top like it were when the most gifted Nigerians like John Utaka and Nwankwo Kanu were making it famous.
Our plan is to invest the club and make Fat One Park awesome. We have players in Nigeria with their own boots and fine skills who will play for petrol and a British wife. It will be a most beneficial arrangement.
This email has been sent to you because we found your email on our list of good people who can help.
For more details and for us to be pay you the 16 million pounds purchase price please contact Mr. West Oftym of Hong Kongolese People's National Bank PLC. Please send the below information:
YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS:
My Email: email@example.com
Making the world a better place.
Mr West Oftym