Following our article on Sunday regarding correspondence with our new friend, the beautiful Stella Willson – a woman trapped in a Senegalese refugee camp with funds that she cannot easily transfer – we were delighted to receive a reply with the accompanying photo. In return we have sent this photo. Here is the correspondence:
How are you doing today? I hope all is well with you there. Thank you for your kind concern for me, my day is very boring here in Dakar Senegal in this camp, I find it hard to leave because we are not allowed to do so, it’s just like one staying in prison and i hope by the grace of God will leave here soon. I do not have any relatives now that I can go, all my relatives ran away in the midst of war, the only person that I now have to complain is Rev.Paulson Jones., who is the pastor of the Church of God Mission here at camp. he has been very good for me since I came here, I’m using his office computer to send e-mails. I am living in the girl’s because the camp have two hostels one for boys and one for girls. here is the direct number which you will use to get em any time +221 763931xxx you can call me any time.
As a refugee here i do not 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 has occurred. dear, please keep this secret within us, because I’d like you to know everything about me. I got my statement late father Will, account and death certificate here with me I’d like to send you to help me achieve my dream, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a leading bank in Europe, he used my name as next of kin. the amount involved is $ 5.7 (Five Million Seven Hundred Thousand US Dollars)
I would like you to help me transfer this money to your account and you help me get my traveling documents and air ticket to come to know him. I can not take the money myself because of my situation of refugees in this country. I want you to send me your contact information, such as
your names …………
I contacted the bank and made them to know of my intention to withdraw this money, I also got them aware of the death of my father and they have checked with all its checks and confirmation. However, say I should get in touch with a very responsible person who will stand on my behalf as my agent in relation to withdraw the money. since I am currently in refugee status here and would not be allowed to handle that amount of money.
I just gotta let you know everything about me, so you can help me achieve my future dream. I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Reverend Paulson Jones because he is like a father to me.
my dear, hope to hear from you soon.
Dear Miss Stella
Thank you for your prompt reply and the lovely photographs. Remember, you may call me Randy.
It is good to hear you are well, and thank God for the dear Rev. Paulson Jones. He is doing a wonderful job in the refugee camp. I am so impressed that he is able to look after your food and shelter and also provide children’s playgrounds and flowers.
Thankyou for the offer, but I do not need your money. As I explained in my last email, I am already wealthy beyond my wildest imaginings after being paid out for my crippling repetitive strain injury that I incurred in my long career as Australia’s top chicken sexer.
Thankyou for asking after me. Unfortunately my days are lonely, and the local people like to make fun of my white legs and appalling halitosis. I attach a photograph so you can see I don’t lie. I regret that I am such a horrible old man and have nothing to offer such a lovely young lady like yourself.
I am afraid to confess it feels like I am the one in jail. I am afraid your photographs look better than mine. My advice to you is that by the looks of your photographs, you are probably better staying under the protection of the kind Reverend.
In fact, I am afraid to say that I envy your life in this beautiful refugee camp!
Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to write, and please pass on my best regards to the marvellous Rev Paulson Jones.