A brand new report by The Guardian states that Mohammed Dewji, a person popularly known as Africa’s youngest billionaire, has been kidnapped.
The businessman and former politician was reportedly pursued by quite a few armed people as he made his method right into a Dar Es Salaam resort. CNN experiences that the incident befell at roughly 6:30 a.m as Dewji was positioned exterior the luxurious lodging’s gymnasium amenities. Officials imagine that Dewji was accosted by younger, white males. The regional governor Paul Makonda mentioned, “Initial data signifies he was kidnapped by whites touring in two autos. This type of incident is new right here.”
During a current press convention, the town’s police chief Lazaro Mambosasa went on to disclose that the abductors “shot into the air” earlier than forcing Dewji right into a automotive. It is believed that the abductors had entry to guarded resort grounds as a result of its gates have been “believed to have been left open intentionally,” suggesting that they could have had assist from resort workers. Mambosasa additionally revealed that a number of suspects, together with resort workers, have been interviewed and a number of arrests have already been made.
A motive for the crime has but to be formally decided, nonetheless, preliminary police investigations have deemed the unlucky incident to be ransom-related abduction given Dewji’s immense wealth and standing. Earlier experiences claiming that Dewji has been rescued have been denounced by native authorities for being fabrications.