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Late GoKada CEO Fahim Saleh's PA pleads not guilty to 1st-degree murder over his boss' gruesome killing

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa

Bangladeshi tech entrepreneur and late CEO of Nigeria's GoKada ride-hailing service, Fahim Saleh's former personal assistant, Tyrese Hspil, 21, pleaded not responsible on Tuesday to expenses of first-degree homicide for allegedly decapitating and dismembering the tech entrepreneur in his luxurious New York apartment in July.

Haspil, entered his plea via Skype after a Manhattan grand jury indicted him on upgraded expenses of first- and second-degree homicide, second-degree grand larceny, second-degree housebreaking, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with bodily proof.

Fahim Saleh. Photo Credit: Dhaka Tribune

Saleh, 33, was killed in his Manhattan residence July 13, at a time when Haspil dealt with Saleh’s funds and private issues, according to information from legislation enforcement official with information on the investigation. The assistant allegedly owed his boss tens of hundreds of {dollars} and was on a compensation plan, in response to the offense.

The indictment expenses Haspil with three grand larceny counts for allegedly stealing tens of hundreds of {dollars} from Saleh by way of PayPal and Intuit transfers.

Courtroom paperwork mentioned a Makita noticed, scissors, a knife, gloves and a masks have been present in Saleh’s residence, together with luggage containing a head and limbs.

A post-mortem examination confirmed Saleh died from 5 stab wounds to the neck and torso.

The case was adjourned till January 11. Meanwhile, Haspil is being held in police custody at Rikers Island.

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