By Diane Brady
DEAD DAD'S WISH. Despite being promised 10% of $27 million and 15 minutes of irate protests from the brother, I refused to call the director of the security company, insisting he would have to call me. Within minutes of hanging up, the director himself called me -- again from a Nigerian area code, even though I had been led to believe he would be calling from London. After introducing himself by name and giving the title of his company, he told me that Princess and her brother "have submitted your name as the beneficiary to their father's account." So quick, considering the amount of paperwork that must be involved!
I asked why it was necessary to secure a foreigner when the funds were already in London. The dead father had insisted a foreigner be used, the director reiterated. And why are they too poor to afford shoes, as Princess E's brother had claimed, if their father had so many millions lying around? "This is not my duty to explain. I am a busy and very important man." he replied. Could they arrange a meeting in New York, I wanted to know? With the right paperwork and accounts, it could be arranged, he assured me. "They insisted I call you," said the caller before hanging up. "Can'