African billionaire Mohammed Dewji kidnapped while on the way to gym

  • Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji was kidnapped on his way to the gym Thursday.
  • Local authorities say they’ve arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping.
  • Motives for the abduction are still unclear.

Mohammed Dewji — the 43-year-old billionaire, former politician, and local celebrity — was kidnapped Thursday in Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam, according to the BBC.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the abduction, and police believe the kidnappers are foreign nationals.

Dewji was abducted outside the hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning workout. Local authorities told CNN they accessed the gym through gates that were left open deliberately so they could enter.

Dar es Salaam regional police commissioner Lazaro Mambosaso told CNN the…

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