Timothy Olufemi Akanni was a Nigerian electoral official, being the director of Finance and Supplies from 1996 to 2005. He was also a Pentecostal church pastor. He died in a plane crash in 22 October 2006. He was eulogised as a selfless and patriotic Nigerian.
What was to be revealed later was that Akanni had another secret wife, and has amassed $55 million dollars illegally.
The matter was discovered when his two widows started squabbling about the spoils.
A corrupt official, or hypocrite pastor is nothing new.
What is amazing is that this looks like a plot from a typical email fraud from Nigeria. Imagine reading this:
I am [someone] Olufemi Akanni, the widow of Timothy Olufemi Akanni, the late director of Nigeria's Electoral committee who died in a plane crash on 22 October 2006.
You can read more on this at the BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5325490.stm
My husband has left me 55,000,000 (FIFTY FIVE MILLION US DOLLARS), but someone else is claiming to be his widow.
I need someone I can trust to transfer this money safely abroad for a 90% share.
What a coincidence ...