- Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh, has been found dead in his New York apartment
- The 33-year-old who founded the Lagos-based motorcycle-hailing company was reportedly murdered
- According to police reports, an electric saw was lying next to the remains of the millionaire tech entrepreneur in his apartment
Nigerians have been thrown into shock following the gruesome murder of Gokada founder, Fahim Saleh.
According to reports, the limbless, headless torso of the millionaire tech entrepreneur was found inside his New York apartment on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, with an electric saw lying next to the remains, police in New York said.
Saleh bought the condo for $2.25 million (N870.7m) in 2020.
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According to Daily News source, the police found contractor bags near the torso but didn’t immediately open them to see if the body parts were inside.
NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said all of the body parts were found at the scene but declined to give specifics on where.
“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,” he said.
While the police have commenced an investigation, an elevator surveillance camera may have caught the victim’s last moments, sources said.
It shows the victim getting into the elevator Monday, July 13, followed quickly by a second man, dressed in a suit, wearing gloves, a hat and a mask over his face.
After the victim walked out onto his floor, he fell immediately, possibly shot or stunned.
“The perp had a suitcase. He was very professional,” one police source said.
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Daily News stated that friends of the late Saleh had only kind words to describe him. They also believe he was targeted but according to them, he never acted like he was worried about anything, the friend said.
Saleh, a website developer turned venture capitalist, founded the motorcycle-sharing company in Lagos which provided jobs to a lot of people in the state.
Meanwhile, almost a week after Glee actress Naya Rivera went missing, her body has been found at Lake Piru.
In a statement by Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub on Monday, July 13, the actress' body was found near the surface of the water in the northeastern portion of the California lake.
Ayub said the body was identified as that of Rivera based on the location, physical characteristics, clothing and condition adding that there was no life jacket on the body.
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