Murder of Fahim Saleh: former personal assistant arrested in New York for the gruesome murder of the CEO of technology

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LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) – The NYPD has arrested a former personal assistant to Fahim Saleh, the tech entrepreneur who was found beheaded and dismembered in his Lower East Side apartment, police sources said. Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21 , is expected to face second degree murder and other charges after Saleh’s sister finds out about the horrific scene which included large plastic bags and an electric saw still plugged into the wall.The motive, sources say, appears to be a trade dispute and the theft of tens of thousands of dollars. The horrific murder of the 33-year-old tech entrepreneur occurred in a luxury condo on the Lower East Side.

Saleh was found beheaded and dismembered on Tuesday. Authorities revealed on Thursday that Saleh had been stabbed to death.

Saleh used a keychain to select his floor in the elevator on Monday, but a surveillance video shows a man dressed in black and carrying a bag following him and acting as if he had chosen another floor.

But when they got to the seventh floor, the man followed Saleh and may have knocked him out with a taser.

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Police said the murderer had used an electric saw to dismember the body – an act that may have been interrupted when Saleh’s sister called from the street, chasing the suspect off the stairs.

Friends have previously described Saleh as a bold and innovative entrepreneur who started businesses in Nigeria and elsewhere in the developing world.

Detectives recovered text messages between Saleh and Haspil in which Saleh accused the suspect of having stolen the money.

Sources say the suspect was found by his credit card, which was allegedly paid for by Saleh, who paid for the power saw used after the murder.

Gokada released the following statement about their CEO:

“Leader, innovator and inspiration, Fahim’s passion for Nigeria and his youth was immeasurable. He believed that technology could transform lives and improve safety and efficiency. He built Gokada to act on these beliefs.
Under Fahim’s leadership, Gokada has grown to become Nigeria’s first fully integrated logistics and delivery company, with exceptional indicators of growth and profitability. Gokada was built with a strong and resilient workforce that knew how to navigate and overcome challenges, while respecting its fundamental values.

Gokada is committed to the well-being of all of its employees and believes it is important to take this time to support the team members as they go through a devastating loss. ”

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