Fresh facts have emerged on the murder of Fahim Saleh, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the ride-hailing company, Gokada, who was found dead in his New York apartment.
Saleh’s body which was cut in pieces and scattered in different locations within his apartment on Tuesday.
Police sources say the killing was financially motivated, but no other detail has emerged, DailyMail reports.
Before his death, Saleh was sued by a former prison guard turned criminal who was jailed for using his app PrankDial to secretly record and listen to employees’ phone calls.
The app allowed Kirk Eady, the former deputy director of Hudson County Correctional Facility, place a call between two employees without them knowing he was behind it, then listen to whatever they said.
He listened to their complaints about him and about their jobs then retaliated against them in the workplace, according to prosecutors. Eady who was jailed for 15 months, sued Saleh for fraud in 2017, claiming the app made him think what he was doing was legal.
Daily Mail reported that Fahim was killed by a professional who rode with him up in the elevator then got out when it opened directly onto Saleh’s apartment.
The killer, dressed in a mask, gloves and hat and wearing what police sources described as a ‘ninja outfit’, had a suitcase with him – presumably to remove his remains when he’d finished the job.
The killer was said to have abandoned the scene and escaped midway into the operation when Saleh’s sister showed up unexpectedly. He reportedly left his electronic saw behind.
Saleh, the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, started Gokada in Lagos State in 2018.