Fahim Saleh, a John Jay graduate, was found dead in his luxury Manhattan condo, police say. On Wednesday police said, the internet mogul was found dismembered in his home in Manhattan. His business partner Ahmed Fahad expressed his disbelief at the loss of his friend in a letter posted on Medium.com.
Saleh, 33, became an internet mogul from his parents’ Hopewell Junction home. He was found at 3:30 PM Tuesday inside his luxury apartment on East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. Police said an electric saw was found on scene. Also Read– Woman found dead in Zumbro Falls
Internet Mogul, Fahim Saleh murdered with electric saw
A relative found the body after going to check up on Saleh. Responding authorities discovered a clothed torso, bags containing a head and arms and the electric saw in the living room.
Furthermore, investigators recovered security video showing Saleh exiting an elevator leading directly into the full-floor, two bedroom apartment earlier on Tuesday. He was closely followed by someone dressed in black, including a mask. Saleh got into a struggle with the person dressed in black before entering the apartment.
Police believe the intruder was interrupted by the relative before he fled the scene through the back door. Saleh was the creator of a ride-hailing motorcycle startup called Gokada. The company began operating in Nigeria in 2018. The company confirmed Saleh’s death on Twitter Wednesday and said, “Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us.”
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The company later posted: “As painful as these last days have been for us, we at Gokada owe it to ourselves and to Fahim’s memory to act and fulfill his visions for the company and for Nigerian youth. … Fahim’s passion for Nigeria and it’s youth was immeasurable. He believed young Nigerians are extremely bright and talented individuals who would flourish if given the opportunity.”