Fahim Saleh, the Gokada CEO, found murdered, body chopped up in New York

Fahim Saleh, the founder of Nigeria’s motorcycle-sharing company Gokada has been murdered in New York city and his body parts dismembered by the attackers in a tragedy that has left many wondering what the actual motive might have been.

Fahim Saleh, 33, had bought the condo where his lifeless body was found for $2.25 million late last year.

According to news reports, the limbless, headless torso of Saleh, a millionaire tech entrepreneur originally from Bangladesh, was found inside his Manhattan condo on Tuesday afternoon – an electric saw lying next to the remains.

(TOP: The late Fahid Saleh).

Saleh’s body was discovered in the apartment building on E. Houston St. at Suffolk St. on the Lower East side about 3:30 p.m.

The NYPD went to the seventh-floor condo after the victim’s sister called 911. The sister had tried to visit on Tuesday because she hadn’t seen her brother in a day, then discovered his dismembered corpse.

“An elevator surveillance camera may have caught the victim’s last moments, sources said. It shows the victim getting into the elevator Monday, followed quickly by a second man, dressed in a suit, wearing gloves, a hat and a mask over his face… After the victim walked out onto his floor, he fell immediately, possibly shot or stunned,” reported the NewYork Daily News.

Saleh started off by creating a prank calling website, PrankDial, before moving on to develop Gokada in 2018. At the time of his demise, even though he’s still the CEO of Gokada, he’d become known more as a Venture Capitalist (VC), funding and investing in various tech startups through his venture firm, Adventure Capital.  create a motorcycle taxi company in his parents’ native Bangladesh.

The brutal murder brings to an end the life and career of Saleh who had gained over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in the technology space. His bio on Africa Tech Summit states that his first company founded while he’s still in high school generated over $1 million in revenue. After college, he taught himself how to code then founded KickBack apps, garnering over 20 million downloads. From here’ he would later go on to set up Pathao, the largest ride-sharing company in Bangladesh valued at over $100 million. He also bought a stake in Colombia’s largest motorcycle ridesharing firm, Picap, which is currently valued at over $15 million.


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