Dar es Salaam Special ZonePoliceCommander, Lazaro Mambosasa has said the Police Force has expended its operation to three regions in search of businessman Mo Dewji, who was abducted early Thursday morning.
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During a recent press conference, the city's police chief Lazaro Mambosasa went on to reveal that the kidnappers "shot into the air" before forcing Dewji into a auto.
Dewji was born in Tanzania and studied at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
With a reputation as one of East Africa's leading forces in regional trade and business development, Dewji served in parliament from 2005 until 2015.
He said police were hunting for suspects and had already made arrests.
Dewji is also the first Tanzanian to cover Forbes Magazine in 2013.
He is also the main sponsor of the Tanzanian premier league club champions, Simba.
According to The Guardian, the regional governor, Paul Makonda, said Mr Dewji was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles.