Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been rescued from kidnappers in early Thursday morning incident which spread like a bush-fire on social media platforms.
Dewji,the man said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam City. The 43 year old was abducted as he was heading to a swanky hotel gym by men who had covered their faces.
The police confirmed the reports saying they have swung into action. Dar es Salaam Lazarus Mambosasa said the abductors were two foreigners who accosted the businessman at Oyster Bay . The police have said that three people have already been arrested in connection with the incident.
They mounted roadblocks in order to ensure that the kidnappers do not leave the country. The kidnappers shot in the air before roughing up Dweji and escaping. The motive behind the abduction is till still unclear.
Dweji is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion. The fitness enthusiast turned has been hailed for turning his wholesale and retail family business into an African conglomerate that has interests in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in six countries in Africa under the METL Company.
It is reported that the philanthropist did not have any security at the time of the kidnap as he had driven himself to Colosseum gym.