The death of Gokada CEO and founder,Fahim Saleh,shocked his neighbors and Nigerians who had become familiar with the 33 year old.But the police now have a suspect believed to have killed the Gokada founder Saleh.His name is Tyrese Devon Haspil.
Tyrese Devon Haspil,21,was the former personal assistant to the Gokada boss.
According to police, Haspil, attacked and killed Saleh, his former boss on Monday July 13th in his luxury $2.2m New York apartment.
The gruesome killing shocked neighbors and the tech and venture capital worlds, where Saleh, a founding partner at Adventure Capital, cultivated a reputation as an energetic and creative businessman who specialized in direct investment in developing nations. His ride-hailing apps in Nigeria, Gokada, and his parents’ native Bangladesh, Pathao, grew to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Police have since arrested Haspil. Authorities believe Haspil killed Saleh in other to avoid paying back about $90,000 he stole from the tech entrepreneur.
Saleh had found out his PA had stolen from him and instead of reporting him to the police authorities, he sacked him and set up a repayment plan for Haspil to pay him back.
Haspil chose instead to kill him.