Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, Tanzanian tycoon was reportedly kidnapped this morning while heading to the gym. The 44 year old mogul was walking into the Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club for his routine gym sessions when two white men and other accomplices grabbed him and drove away in two unidentified vehicles.
Dar es Salaam police commander has issued a statement following the incident noting that all the security personnel around the country have been put on a high alert for the abductors. Dewji is a key player in Tanzania’s private sector-led development today and hence hence his security is a priority to the state, reiterated the commander.
Dewji’s conglomerate, the METL Group, operates in over 35 industries with diverse investments in agriculture, manufacturing, petroleum, logistics and distribution and many more. The tycoon is estimated by Forbes to be worth over 1.5 billion dollars.