by Paul Varghese
I have received a email from a stranger. The main part of the letter is as follows:
"My name is Miss Joy Justin Yak, I 'm 25, from Sudan in Africa. i am 5.10ft tall, Fair in complexion, romantic and caring (never married before) and presently i am residing in a CATHOLIC CHURCH ORPHANAGE HOME IN DAKAR as a result of a plane crash of late parents.
My father late Dr. Justin Yak was the former Minister for SPLA Affairs and Special Adviser to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan for Decentralization. My father late Dr. Justin Yak and my mother including other top Military officers and top government officials had been on board when the plane crashed on Friday May 02, 2008.
You can read more about the crash through the below site:
After the burial of my late father, my uncles conspired and sold my father's properties to one Chinese Expatriate and left nothing for me. One faithful morning, I opened my late father's briefcase and found out the documents which he have deposited huge amount of money in a Bank in Europe with my name as the next of kin. I managed to make my way to one of the west African countries (Dakar Senegal) for my safety first and also seeking asylum under the united nation high commission.
I also discovered inside the briefcase a written Will, which states that, the Bank should not release the money to me until i am married or present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas.
I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust rather take me as your own sister. Though you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well, I will say that my mind convinced me that you are the true person to help me. More so, I will like to disclose much to you if you can help me to relocate to your country because my uncles have threatened to assassinate me."