Dewji, 40, heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with diversified interests in agriculture, insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry. He was HD by the abductors as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.
“Initial information indicates he was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles,” regional governor Paul Makonda told journalists, adding that “this kind of incident is new here”.
Dar-es-Salaam’s Head of Police, Lazaro Mambosasa also accused some foreigners in the crime during a press conference, adding they had “shot into the air” before bustling Dewji into their car.
He said police are in a frantic search for suspects and has already made arrests.