it's a Nigerian scam and this is not a friend.
Transfer fees are taken out of the amount being transferred. they are not paid in cash
If you are making a $10,000 transfer and the transfer fee is $35, then the receiver gets $9,965
International transfer fees are generally $25-40 depending on the bank. And the fee is withdrawn from the amount being transferred
And no individual can make an investment in crude oil in Africa. That is not allowed. Only companies that are registered in that country in Africa who have a tax ID number and company registration number can invest in crude oil, and then only with government approval. It's very difficult to get approval to invest in oil in any African country which is why about the only investors are major global oil companies like Shell or Total
Your friend is lying to you and scamming you. Cut off contact and file a police report
If you were dumb enough to give your bank details to a Nigerian scammer, call your bank ASAP to put a freeze on your account and get a new account number
The Money Transfer Scam is quite well known. Leave it alone.
Scam scam scam scamity scam scam.
GET A FAST LOAN FROM A TRUSTFUL AND RELIABLE COMPANY WITH LOW INTEREST RATE CONTACT VIA EMAIL: email@example.com
Sure he does. Scam.
You are being SCAMMED.
You are in contact with a CRIMINAL.
STOP believing this FRAUDSTER.
Please not again. NO one will send you money. This is a scam.