New York police investigating after Gokada company CEO found dismembered in Manhattan apartment
The dismembered body of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur has been found inside his luxury Manhattan apartment where a potential murder weapon was left behind, police said on Wednesday.
- Fahim Saleh was the chief executive of a company called Gokada
- His mutilated body was found by a relative and an electric saw found in his apartment by police
- Gokada is a motorcycle-courier business which started in Nigeria
The victim has been identified as Fahim Saleh, the chief executive of a motorcycle-courier business called Gokada, the business began operating in Nigeria in 2018.
He was found at around 3:30pm (local time on Tuesday inside his apartment on the Lower East Side by a relative.
Responding officers discovered a clothed torso, bags containing a head and arms and the electric saw in the living room.
Investigators also recovered security video showing Saleh exiting an elevator earlier Tuesday afternoon (local time closely followed by someone dressed entirely in black, according to a law enforcement official who was briefed on the case.
The official who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity said the footage also shows a struggle between the two ensuing at the entrance to the apartment, .
His company confirmed his death on social media on Wednesday.
“Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us,” the company wrote on their Twitter account.
Investigators are exploring whether the killing could have been related to Saleh’s business dealings and were checking security camera video from around the area to try to learn where the assailant fled.
Apartments in the 10-story building where Mr Saleh’s remains were found sell for more than $US2 million ($2.8 million.
Police said no arrests have been made at this stage.