Tanzania’s Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Hamad Masauni,says Tanzania will not seek foreign assistance in its investigation over the abduction of Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji.
He said this in response to calls for the government to allow an independent investigation into the billionaire’s kidnapping.
The report quoted Mr. Masauni as saying that independent investigators “would help vindicate the government over speculation it may have been behind such incidents”.
Dewji, 43, was snatched by gunmen as he entered a hotel gym in Dar es Salaam last week.
Police said he had no security detail with him when he was abducted. Reports indicated that at least 20 people had been arrested as police pressed a manhunt for him.
Officials implicated the involvement of foreigners, saying he was taken by whites.