Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh Reportedly Murdered in New York Home

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'We Haven't Participated in Any Talks to Bring Bike-Hailing Back to Lagos'- Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh
‘We Haven’t Participated in Any Talks to Bring Bike-Hailing Back to Lagos’- Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh

Gokada CEO, Fahim Saleh, has allegedly been murdered in his New York Condo. According to the police, the limbless, headless torso of a millionaire tech entrepreneur was found inside his Manhattan condo on Tuesday.

The CEO’s dismembered remains were discovered in a building on E. Houston St. at Suffolk St. on the Lower East-side about 8:30 p.m Nigerian time. The police also found contractor bags near the torso, which they believed contained the body parts.

Fahim Saleh’s murder was reported by his sister after she discovered his dismembered corpse in his condo.

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NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves revealed that all of the body parts were found at the scene but declined to give specifics on where.

“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”

Sgt Carlos Nieves

Although he added that detectives on the scene were waiting for fingerprint and forensics tests on the body for confirmation, Investigators believe the victim is tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, who bought the condo for $2.25 million last year.

Fahim Saleh is a website developer turned venture capital. He is also the CEO and founder of Gokada, a bike hailing startup in Nigeria which he launched in 2018.

Fahim is 33 years-old Saudi Arabia born Investor

The police also reported they are tracking a suspect to the murder. The suspect is reported to be a man dressed in a suit, wearing gloves, a hat and a mask over his face. The man was captured by the elevator surveillance camera.

Fahim Saleh’s murder would come as a huge shock, not just to the Nigerian tech space, but also the global tech ecosystem. Aside from being the founder and CEO of Nigerian bike-hailing company, Gokada, he was also the co-founder of Pathao, a bike-sharing company in his parents’ native country of Bangladesh.

He is the founding partner at Adventure Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm founded in May 2018. Since its founding, the VC has invested in startups operating in the renewable energy, transportation, and payments sectors.

Before his death, Fahim was accelerating efforts to expand and scale his boat-hailing vertical, G-Boats. Other verticals he was looking to scale include G-Chop and G-Medic, a service which provides first aid to accident victims.


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