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SAD: GoKada CEO, Fahim Saleh found dead, dismembered in New York

Fahim Saleh, Son of Bangladeshi immigrants and CEO of popular Lagos ride-hailing company, Gokada, has been found dead in his New York apartment

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa

Fahim Saleh, Son of Bangladeshi immigrants and CEO of popular Lagos ride-hailing company, Gokada, has been found dead in his New York apartment. His body was found cut in pieces and scattered in different locations within the Manhattan apartment.

New York homicide police detectives say his torso, head, limbs, and an electric saw were found in separate places within the apartment, suggesting that effort had been made to clean up any evidence of the incident.

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Saleh’s sister made the gruesome discovery when she went to check on him after not hearing from him for a day.

The saw that was used to kill him was still plugged into an electrical outlet when the police arrived. This, for detectives, meant they needed to investigate whether the arrival of  Saleh’s sister at the apartment might have interrupted the killing and made the killer to flee through another exit.

The official added that a surveillance camera had captured a video of Saleh in the building’s elevator with another person, who was wearing a black suit and black mask.

In the video, the elevator door opens and Saleh goes into the apartment while the masked person follows directly behind him, and the two immediately start to struggle.

The sister is seen on the video arriving a short time later. There is a second way out of the apartment through a service entrance.

This is a truly sad news for Nigeria's tech and entrepreneurial space, and a deep searing puncture on human hearts across Nigeria and worldwide. We wish his sister and family, who are the most affected by this sad incident, sufficient fortitude to bear the loss.


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Ola Olaoluwa

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