Family of kidnapped billionaire offers 380,000 euros for a golden tip

The family of the Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who is abducted on Thursday, has given a reward of a billion Tanzanian shillings (380,000 euros) for information that leads to his salvation. The youngest billionaire of Africa was taken away by masked gunmen in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam.

The police have arrested more than twenty people in connection with the kidnapping of the 43-year-old magnate, but both the motive for the abduction and his whereabouts are still unclear. The police think two white men are behind the disappearance, according to BBC reports. The family hopes that the reward will help police investigations. “We want everyone who can provide information about the whereabouts of our son to ensure that we treat their information discreetly,” said spokesperson Azim Dewji during a press conference.

The kidnapping took place at the door of an expensive gym in the affluent district of Oysterbay. The kidnappers shot in the air before they drove away with the billionaire, eyewitnesses said. Dewji, a fitness enthusiast, had no guards and was only driven to the gym, chief of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, told police earlier.

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