TANZANIA POLICE WORK WITH INTERPOL TO SEARCH FOR ABDUCTED BILLIONAIRE

DAR ES SALAAM-- Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, was kidnapped in a car that had arrived from a neighbouring country, police said.

Police said they had identified the car's owner and driver, although they declined to identify which country the car had come from, saying to do so might cause diplomatic conflict.

Mohammed Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized as he arrived for a morning workout in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam last week. Forbes estimates his net worth as $1.5 billion, making him Africa's 17th richest man and its youngest billionaire.

His family have offered a reward of 1 billion Tanzania shillings ($440,000) for information leading to his release.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK