Police arrest 30 as search for kidnapped billionaire Mohammed Dewji intensifies

Friday October 12 2018

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Tanzania police have arrest at least 30 people as investigations into the kidnapping of billionaire Mohammed Dewji Thursday continue.

Mr Dewji, popularly known as Mo Dewji, was abducted by an armed gang on Thursday morning as he entered a gym at a luxury hotel in Oyster Bay, northwest Dar es Salaam.

Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa says 12 people are being questioned in connection to the abduction of the popular tycoon businessman.

Mr Mambosasa said among those in police custody are three employees of the Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club and five guards from the G1 Security firm who were manning the facility when the incident occured.

The hotel's security manager is also being held for questioning, the police chief added.

According to eyewitnesses, unknown men arrived in two vehicles and parked at the hotel before Mr Dewji got there.