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Monday , 21 October 2019

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire, Mohammed Dewji returns home safely

After being kidnapped for ten days, Africa’s youngest billionaire has returned home safely. The billionaire was abducted just outside one of the popular hotels in Dar es Salam.

Mohammed Dewji, who is currently Africa’s youngest millionaire, was kidnapped on October 11, 2018. The prolific business mogul fondly referred to as Mo made an announcement via twitter on Saturday that he “returned home safely.” His tweet was shared on his company, MeTL Group’s page that same day. In his tweet he also expressed profound gratitude to Tanzanians and people all over the world for their support and prayers.

Mohammed Dewji. Source: bbc.com

Tanzania’s minister for environment announced that Dewji was back home though he had bruises on his hands and legs from the ropes used in tying him. It was reported that the billionaire was left close to the Gymkhana club in Dar es Salam.

CNN reports that Mohammed Dewji was in a press conference shortly after his release. It is still not clear whether a ransom was paid for his release or not. Immediately after the abduction of the billionaire his family had announced a $437,000 reward for anyone with reliable information that will lead to his safe return.

Mohammed “MO” Gulamabbas Dewji Tanzanian businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former politician à Paris. Source: businesslive.co.za

Twitter and other social media platforms have had a lot of individuals expressing gratitude for the safe return of Dewji. It is not all thanksgiving however as some folks still have their own theories about the story saying “it all doesn’t add up.” Some have even began propounding stories of their own.

 

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