Tech entrepreneur ‘found dismembered’ in luxury New York City apartment

A tech entrepreneur has been found dismembered in his luxury New York City apartment, according to reports.

Fahim Saleh, the 33-year-old founder and CEO of Nigerian taxi company Gokada, has been identified in reports as the victim.

His body was reportedly found next to a power saw in his home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Tuesday.

NYPD crime scene tape blocks the entrance to 265 Houston Street, where Fahim Saleh, Co-founder/CEO of Gokada, was found dead at the apartment building in New York City, New York, U.S., July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Image:Police were seen at the building where Mr Saleh’s body was found on East Houston Street

A police official told NBC New York that CCTV footage showed Saleh was involved in a struggle with a person who followed him into his apartment from the building’s lift.

Police were seen at the building in East Houston Street – a location that features in social media posts from Saleh when he moved into his new home.

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

Saleh was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in the US, graduating from Bentley University in Massachusetts.

Gokada confirmed his death in a tweet on Wednesday, describing him as a “great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us.”

Saleh also founded the website Prank Dial, which he said had earned him more than $10m (£7.9m).

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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