The son of a recently deceased Nigerian oil tycoon has expressed his utmost disappointment in the failure of his efforts to share the estimated £165 million left to him in the will of his late oil tycoon father.
George Okande, 35, sought the assistance of Western Europeans in gaining access to his new-found wealth, particularly in providing the lump sum requested by his lawyer to process the transaction that he could not afford. What little money Mr. Okande had available was spent employing the homeless in the slums of Lagos to send out the emails, to provide those less fortunate than himself with the chance to work themselves out of poverty. However, in an interview he admitted
that their poor English and computer skills may have contributed to the lacklustre response, which consisted of a handful of application forms filled in with bogus details despite showing an initial willingness to assist Okande.