Police Arrests Former PA for Murder of Gokada CEO
By Adedapo Adesanya
Police in the United States has made a progress in the case of the gruesome murder of Gokada CEO, Mr Fahim Saleh, on Tuesday.
On Friday morning, the police arrested the former personal assistant of the deceased, Mr Tyrese Devon Haspil, in connection with the killing.
The 21-year-old Mr Haspil was arrested on Friday morning and is expected to be charged with second-degree murder, among other crimes.
Speaking on the motive, the authorities said they believe that Mr Haspil killed Mr Saleh after he (deceased) realized that the former PA had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the CEO.
Instead of reporting to the authorities after discovering the theft, Mr Saleh reportedly offered his assistant a type of repayment plan to return the money.
New information shows that the Gokada founder had been stabbed to death on Monday and the killer returned to the apartment on Tuesday to dismember the body and cover up the murder.
However, he was believed to have been interrupted and forced to flee when Mr Saleh’s sister, who found the body, showed up at the apartment.
Business Post reported earlier that Mr Saleh, 33, was found dead in his Lower East Side apartment on Tuesday in New York, USA.
He was last seen in surveillance video getting into an elevator in his apartment building and a man dressed in all black entering the elevator with him, according to the law enforcement official.
Fahim Saleh is the co-founder of the ride companies, Pathao, which is popular in Bangladesh and Nepal, in 2015 and Gokada, but the company faced a setback after authorities in Lagos banned motorbike taxis in February but has since moved into the logistics space.