Africa's Indian-Origin Billionaire Abducted in TanzaniaNRI News

October 12, 2018 10:51
Africa's Indian-Origin Billionaire Abducted in Tanzania

(Image source from: The Straits Times)

An India-origin youngest billionaire of Africa was kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday morning in Dar es Salaam, when he was getting into his gym.

According to an ABC News report, the 43-year-old Mohammed Dewji, owner and president of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd. (METL) and a former member of Tanzania's Parliament, was entering a gym for his day-to-day morning workout, when he was pushed into the car, and it sped away.

Firing their guns into the air, two masked men took Dewji with them. Police have 12 suspects in this case, including the hotel's manager. Dewji served in Parliament from 2005 to 2015.

According to Forbes magazine, he has a net worth of $1.5 billion.

The motive behind the kidnapping is unknown, yet police suspect that it can be a case of 'ransom kidnapping'.

-Sowmya Sangam

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