Letter(s) from Macy Kouame to Mohamed (USA)

Letter 1

Hello My Dear,

How are you doing today? Hope all is well. I am more than happy in your reply to my mail. It is very cold now over here in Dakar Senegal. In this orphanage/refugee camp, we are only allowed to go out only once in every week. Its just like one staying in the prison and I hope by God grace I will come out here soon. I am allowed by reverend to use church internet office two times a day to check my mail because he knows about my situation here in the camp we are not allow to go out. If you call me i will be the most happiest woman on earth because i want to hear your voice.

I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person I have now is Reverend Father, who is the Reverend-Priest of (S. Lucia a Piazza d’Armi) here in the camp, he has been very nice to me since I came here but I am not living with him rather I am leaving in the woman's hostel because the camp have two hostels one for men the other for women. For your information age is just a number and age got nothing to do in a relationship and it will never be a bearer in our life.

The Reverend office telephone number is (+221 770690025) please when you call ask of Miss Stella Desmond from Liberia and tell him that you want to speak with me he will send for me in the hostel. Here is where I am sending you email at church office. As a refugee here I don't have any right or privilege to any thing be it money or whatever because it is against the law of this country. I want to go back to my studies because I only attended my first year before the tragic incident that lead to my being in this situation now took place.

Please listen to this I have my late father's Deposit certificate and death certificate here with me which I will send to you later, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in royal bank in Europe which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $7.6M ( Seven Million six hundred thousand United State Dollars).
Already I have informed this bank about my intention to claim my late father's deposit. The bank told me to look for a foreign partner who will assist me in the transfer due to my refugee status here, as a refugee I am not allowed direct claim of the money but through an appointed representative as the united refugee law governing refugee all over the world states.

So I will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come over to meet you in your country. I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is you and me.

However, in the light of above I will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone because I am afraid of loosing my life and the money if people get to know about it. Remember I am giving you all this information due to the trust I deposed on you. I like honest and understanding people, truthful and a man of vision, trustworthy and hardworking.

My favorite language is English. Meanwhile I will like you to call me like I said, from 12.30noon to 4.30pm(12.30Gmt-16.30Gmt), I have a lot to tell you.
Have a nice day and think about me. Waiting to hear from you soonest. I am attaching my picture again for you to see me. Please send me yours to know you too.
Yours Sincerely,
Miss Stella