Dar es Salaam. Early yesterday Tanzania police stepped up efforts of establishing the whereabouts of abducted billionaire Mohammed ‘Mo’ Dewji on Thursday morning.
The search was extended along the shores of the Indian Ocean, particularly at the Yacht Club. The law enforcers went through cctv footages of the club, were Mr Dewji is also a member.
Yacht Club general manager Brian Fernandez told The Citizen that the club was being investigated since Thursday following the abduction of Africa’s youngest billionaire. Mr Fernandez said that the prominent businessman has not been seen at the area for several days now.
“If any member of the club wants to board their boat, we’re the ones who take aboard our boat to where they parked theirs. They note departure time so that he can be traced if he takes long to return,” said Mr Fernandez.
“If Mo were here, there’s no way we could have missed noticing him given the fact that he’s a famous person,” he added.
Earlier, The Citizen reporter visited Mr Dewji’s residence but security guards said that the family spokesperson could not speak to the media at that time.
Reached over the phone by The Citizen, the senior Dewji, Ghulam Dewji, said, “you should call me later because I’m currently with senior police officers,” said Mr Dewji without disclosing the details of their discussion.
Some members of Simba Sports Club yesterday held special prayers for ‘Mo’ at an event where goats were slaughtered.
Meanwile, a day after the abduction of Mohammed Dewji, top officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs, met under Minister Kangi Lugola yesterday to discuss abductions.
According to Home Affairs deputy minister Hamad Yusuf Masauni, the other leaders in the meeting were ministry’s permanent secretary Jacob Kingu and his deputy Ramadhan Kailima, and Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro, as well as police commissioners and their deputies.