Dewji, 43, was kidnapped by unknown men on October 11 when he left his early morning training in the commercial…
Dewji, 43, was kidnapped by unknown men on October 11 when he left his early morning training in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam, police said.
He found around 3:15 am local time near a tennis court in the city, where his kidnapper left him in a car, regional police commissioner Lazaro Mambosasa told a press conference.
His disappearance made international headlines, where his family offered a reward of a billion Tanzanian shillings (440,000 US dollars) for information that led to his rescue. Dewji, formerly a member of Parliament, is one of the country’s most prominent business tycoons and is often described as Africa’s youngest billionaire.
Shortly after he was found a tweet was awarded to him on the organization’s account, the Mo Dewji Foundation, announced that he had been found.
“I thank Allah that I have returned home for sure. I thank all of my Tanzania and all around the world for their prayers. I thank the authorities in Tanzania, including the police force, to work for my safe return,” said that.
Tanzania Environment Minister, January Makamba, a close friend of Dewji, tweeted as he visited him at home Saturday morning. He seems healthy, with the exception of republics, where the kidnappers bent his hands and legs, he said.
His kidnapper relieved him at 2 o’clock, Makamba said and added that police officers will release further details later.
“Mohammed Dewji is now safe at home, I have just talked to him and his father 20 minutes ago. In his voice he is the usual Mo. So he’s okay. Thank you very much for your prayers.” Makamba tweeted CNN called Tanzania police spokesman Barnabas Mwakalukwa, who refused to comment and referred all calls to Mambosasa.
CNN’s talks to Mambosasa went unanswered.
Immediately after the kidnapping Mambosasa said the abductions remedied the gym through openings openly consciously. They drove into the hotel and opened fire before they deaf Dewji into a car and dropped away, he said at that time.
The subject of the kidnapping is still unknown, but the police said at the time that they believe it is a kidnapping “loose”.
Dewji is Africa’s youngest billionaire and runs the METL Group, a family company operating in six African countries. The Pan-African conglomerate The honor has massive holdings in textiles and the food and beverage industry on the continent.
4. Forbes Magazine said he had a net worth of $ 1.5 billion and described him as Africa’s youngest billionaire.
He earned two conditions in Tanzania Parliament before departing in 2015 to spend more time on the family business.