Gokada CEO Fahim Saleh found dead in New York apartment


A leading tech entrepreneur, Fahim Saleh, has been found dead in his New York apartment.


The New York Police Department confirmed a man had been found dead Tuesday in an apartment in Manhattan's Lower East Side.


The entrepreneur was best known for his role in creating popular start-ups in Nigeria and Bangladesh.


Saleh was found dismembered on Monday afternoon.


Saleh was last seen in surveillance footage Monday evening, getting into the elevator in his apartment building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a source revealed.


An unnamed source in law enforcement told the New York Post the crime scene looked like a "professional" killing.


Police have not publicly commented on the case or any identity but Gokada, one of the firms Saleh co-founded, tweeted to confirm his death.


"We are deeply saddened to inform you about the sudden and tragic loss of our founder and CEO, Fahim Saleh," the firm said on Wednesday.


The statement on Twitter added: "Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us," the company wrote. "Our hearts go out to his friends, family and all those feeling the pain and heartbreak we are currently experiencing, here at Gokada. All updates and changes will be communicated with you, as it unfolds. Forever in our hearts."


The 33 year old, who was the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, created his first company while still in high school.


He went on to co-found the ride company Pathao, which is popular in Bangladesh and Nepal, in 2015.


More recently he helped found Nigerian motorbike taxi app Gokada, but the company faced a setback after authorities in Lagos banned motorbike taxis earlier this year.


Police haven't yet determined a motive behind the gruesome attack and the NYPD is looking into how the attacker exited the apartment building.



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