‘Africa’s youngest billionaire’ kidnapped in Tanzania: 20 arrests

Twenty people have been arrested in the case of the kidnapping of the Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji. That said, the Tanzanian minister of Home Affairs Kangi Lugola Saturday. Dewji, who Thursday was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam, is Africa’s youngest billionaire.

The 43-year-old businessman was kidnapped while he sat night the sports hall of a hotel in the economic capital of the country uitwandelde.

“Up to now 20 people arrested”, said the minister during a press conference, without more explanation as to their identity. Security forces are working “day and night” to Dewji to find a mess of it.

The chief of police in Dar es Salaam, Lazaro Mambosasa, said Thursday that persons ‘in the air shots before they Dewji in their vehicle forced’.

Dewji is a successful businessman. He built by his father founded the retail company into an international conglomerate. The METL Group has interests in textiles, agriculture, oil, telecom, logistics, and financial sector and is active in several African countries. From 2005 to 2015, Dewji also in the parliament of Tanzania.

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