There are no checks on the status of people registering a company. "Independent on Sunday" newspaper (in the 29th June '03 Business section) reported the arrest of "Chief Emmanuel Nwude-Odenigwe" on a charge of defrauding a Brazilian bank manager of 242 million US dollars.
The Chief was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria where he had posed as the governor of the central bank in order to fool his victim.
Be aware that, despite the fancy crests and legalese, there is no such company at this address For many years Nigerian criminals have targeted people around the world with stories about liberating millions of dollars, once the property of a toppled dictator or a deceased expatriot.
They used to fax but they have now discovered e-mail and can reach more potential marks.
Many victims of the 419 scam do not have English as a first language and their judgement could have been clouded by these official looking websites - which seem to be introduced once a victim has taken the bait.
She had previously co-hosted the BET show 106 & Park.Never let these people have your bank account and personal contact details.Do not send copies of your passport and signature etc. The PCU website is where potential victims are directed.If he really wants to prevent them from "tarnishing Nigeria's image" he should attend to them when they return home on their periodic visits.(And check that chief's ID, it is just possible that he gave you a false name and address!