Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji’s kidnappers release him

PUBLISHED: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:44:50 GMT
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Mohammed Dewji, the owner and president of the multi-billion dollar revenue Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd (METL Group)*, who was kidnapped on October 11, as he arrived for a morning workout at the Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club, in the country’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam has been released. He was kidnapped for ransom and held hostage about 20 minutes away from the city centre, his office told Forbes Africa.

According to his office, speaking to Forbes Africa, Dewji was dropped off in the middle of Dar es Salaam early this morning unharmed. He did not see who abducted him but believes it may be South Africans.

His office also told Forbes Africa that “he has no visible bodily harm with the exception of marks from handcuffs. Police will be releasing some footage later today.”

READ:Who is Mohammed Dewji, kidnapped in Tanzania?

*Reuters

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