Murdered Saudi-born millionaire's personal assistant arrested in US


Fahim Saleh, Co-founder/CEO of Gokada explains his company's operation during an interview with Reuters in Lagos, Nigeria May 3, 2019.

Tyrese Haspil, 21, was arrested and faces a murder charge, police said.

New York Times reports that Haspil who was arrested by the police on Friday is believed to have intentions of killing his former boss after he found that he embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from him.

Saleh's dismembered body was discovered inside his $2.2 million Lower East Side apartment by his sister on Tuesday afternoon.

Surveillance footage shows Saleh coming home from a jog where he was followed into his elevator by a man dressed all in black, according to police sources.

Saleh was born in Saudi Arabia to Bangladeshi parents before moving with his family to NY.

Reacting to the Gokada founder's death, his family said "no words or actions to provide any of us comfort except the capture of the person who exhibited nothing short of evil upon our loved one".

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New York City's medical examiner announced on Thursday that Saleh had died from multiple stab wounds to his neck and torso.

The killer, wearing a three-piece suit and a mask, entered the building's elevator with Saleh on Monday, July 13.

The gruesome killing shocked neighbors and the tech and venture capital worlds, where Saleh, a founding partner at Adventure Capital, cultivated a reputation as an energetic, creative businessman who specialized in direct investment in developing nations.

"Fahim is more than what you are reading", the family reportedly said.

Saleh went on to found Pathao, a motorcycle ride-sharing startup in Bangladesh.

Mr Saleh was born in Saudi Arabia to Bangladeshi parents and grew up in NY, founded the Pathao ride company in 2015 and in 2018, the Gokada motorbike hailing app, which was extremely popular in Lagos, Nigeria, until motorcycle taxis were banned there.

"His brilliant and innovative mind took everyone who was a part of his world on a journey and he made sure never to leave anyone behind". When NYPD arrived they found the decapitated corpse of Fahim Saleh. Investigators believed that the suspect may have used a stun gun before killing him and dismembering his body with an electric saw.