Tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, who was the CEO of former bike-hailing app Gokada, was on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, found dead and dismembered inside his Luxury $2.5Million home which he bought last year.
The 33-year-old’s body was discovered by his sister who went to visit him when she became worried after not hearing from him in a day.
She found him headless while his hands and legs had been cut up and sorted into different plastic bags.
According to several reports, police says they have surveillance footage of the suspect entering the building and then using the elevator. The footage is said to show a suspect in a glove and a mask covering his face sharing the elevator with Saleh up to the seventh floor.
As the door of the elevator opened directly into Saleh’s apartment, he was seen to fall to the floor immediately from a possible gunshot. According to the police, the murder was carried out by a professional, because of how the attack happened.
“We have a torso, a head that’s been removed, arms, and legs. Everything is still on the scene. We don’t have a motive,” New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said.
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We at Gokada are shocked and saddened to hear that Fahim Saleh, our founder and CEO, passed away under tragic circumstances in New York earlier this week. Fahim’s passion for Nigeria and its youth was immeasurable. He believed young Nigerians are extremely bright and talented individuals who would flourish if just given the right opportunity. Fahim also believed that technology can transform lives and improve safety and efficiency. He built Gokada to act upon these beliefs. Under Fahim’s leadership, Gokada has grown to become Nigeria’s leading fully integrated delivery and logistics company, with outstanding growth and profitability metrics. As painful as these last days have been for us, we at Gokada owe it to ourselves and to Fahim’s memory to act and fulfill his vision for the company and for Nigerian youth. RIP, Fahim. You will be missed by everyone at Gokada and by the entire Nigerian startup community.