Fahim Saleh, Nigerian-born Founder of motorcycle-hailing company, Gokada, has been found dead in his New York home. Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) found his dismembered body in his condo around 3:30 pm (New York time) on Tuesday according to The New York Post.
Also discovered alongside the dismembered body was an electric saw which police say was used in hacking the body in the pieces they found it.
UPDATE | NYPD investigators believe the remains belong to 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, who bought the condo for $2.25 million last year.https://t.co/EluTFtlS2J
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 15, 2020
We are deeply saddened to inform you about the sudden and tragic loss of our founder and CEO, Fahim Saleh. Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us.
— Gokada – We do delivery now (@GokadaNG) July 15, 2020
The 33-year-old tech entrepreneur had bought the condo for $2.25 million last year following his huge success in creating a motorcycle-sharing company in Lagos. WhileNigerians woke to the sad news, many have taken to Twitter to talk about the entrepreneur, his establishment, and the circumstances surrounding his death.
The CEO of Gokada, Fahim Saleh who appeared in this video was killed in New York last night.
His head and limbs were cut off using an electric saw. Such a gruesome murder. https://t.co/P0COXNiqwf
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) July 15, 2020
Some people decapitated and dismembered the CEO of Gokada, Fahim Saleh with an electric saw inside his own million dollar apartment in New York. This looks like some seriously organized and heartless cartel/mafia style killing.
— ✨👑 DaddyMO👑✨ (@therealdaddymo1) July 15, 2020
While the news appeared really disturbing to Nigerians, who shared how Fahim made life easier for Lagosians before his business was shut down by the Lagos State Government, a few Nigerians shared some insights as to what may have led to the killing of the tech entrepreneur.
Did a little digging on Fahim Saleh, the Gokada ceo who was killed and butchered. He invested in a Colombian ride sharing company called Pichap. He has gone to Medellin in the past, I suspect he was killed by angry business associates who might be cartel leaders.
— Elon Mosque (@That_IjebuBadoo) July 15, 2020
If this was racially or religiously motivated than we want fucking answers America!!!!!!!!!!
Bangladeshi millionaire tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was butchered in NYC.
He was the co-founder of Pathao.
Seems like a clean assassination.
— North Bengal Muslim Regiment 🇧🇩 🕌 ⚔️ (@BangladeshiReg1) July 15, 2020
This is so wrong on all levels! You did a 5-10 min read online and you are quick to link his death to Columbia. To mention a few, this guy also has businesses in Nigeria, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Don’t be too quick to reach a conclusion, let the FBI do their job
— Dunsin Olubobokun (@mr_twady) July 15, 2020
A few Twitter users pointed out that he may have been entangled with some angry business associates who might have carried out the terrible act, as others have shared that the killing may be racially motivated. They were, however, berated as a few people asked them to leave the investigations for the appropriate authorities.
Some of you have now turned the death of Fahim Saleh to season film.
Which one be all these ozark conspiracy theory I dey read for here??
— Yellow Trumpet Flower (@Pr33ty_Chi) July 15, 2020
It is terrible that any human being would be killed and ruined like Fahim Saleh was gruesomely murdered in his New York Apartment. It is even more tragic that some terrible people still found a way to blame @followlasg for this. https://t.co/ckfrxkifbn
— ÒMÓRHODÉ (@LewisEbode) July 15, 2020
According to police reports, detectives are still waiting for fingerprint and forensics tests on the body, as they shared that the remains of the body was discovered after Fahim’s sister had put out a distress call to the police after not hearing from her brother in a day.
The police also noted that an elevator surveillance camera may have caught the victim’s last moments as it shows Fahim getting into the elevator Monday, followed quickly by a second man, dressed in a suit, wearing gloves, a hat and a mask over his face.
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