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Breaking: Founder Of Gokada, Fahim Saleh Found Dead, Dismembered In New York Apartment

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Fahim Saleh, the founder of motorcycle-hailing company Gokada and co-founder of ride-sharing venture Pathao has been brutally murdered in his New York apartment.

The dismembered body of the tech entrepreneur who bought the New York apartment in 2019 for $2.25 million was found around 3:30pm on Tuesday July 14.

New York Police Department Police said the limbless, headless torso of the 33-year-old millionaire tech entrepreneur was found with an electric saw lying next to the remains.

NYDP spokesman, Sgt. Carlos Nieves said;

We have a torso, a head that’s been removed, arms, and legs. Everything is still on the scene. We don’t have a motive.

Police were alerted to the crime by the victim’s sister who called 911 after discovering the corpse of her brother in his home.

Fahim was last seen on surveillance footage on Monday afternoon around 1:40pm, when he entered his building’s elevator which opens right out to his seventh-floor apartment.

The surveillance footage showed Fahim getting into the elevator, followed quickly by a man dressed in a suit, wearing gloves, a hat and a mask over his face.

After he walked out onto his floor, he fell immediately possibly shot or stunned. A police source said; “The perpetrator had a suitcase. He was very professional.”

Pathao Co-founder Hussain Elius has reacted to the gruesome incident, saying;

We are shocked and saddened to hear the reports of the death of Fahim Saleh, one of the founding members of the Pathao team.

Fahim believed in the potential for technology to transform lives in Bangladesh and beyond. He saw the promise in us, when all we had was a common purpose and a shared vision. He was, and will forever remain, an incredible inspiration for Pathao and our entire ecosystem.

Fahim, a Bentley University alumnus, co-founded Pathao together with Hussain M Elius and Shifat Adnan in 2015. He was a computer science and engineering (CSE) graduate.

In 2018, He started Gokada in Lagos, but the company recently faced some setbacks which led to mass layoffs after Lagos banned commercial motorcycles (Okada) from operating, in January 2020.

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