Tyrese Haspil used to handle finances and personal matters for Saleh, whose ventures included a ride-hailing service in Africa.
A personal assistant was arrested on Friday in the murder of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur who was found dismembered inside his luxury New York. The assistant was believed to have owed his boss a “significant amount of money”, police said.
Tyrese Haspil, 21, of Brooklyn, has been booked for the murder of Fahim Saleh, whose beheaded body was found Tuesday afternoon by a relative who had gone to his apartment to check on him. Tyrese Haspil used to handle finances and personal matters for Saleh, whose ventures included a ride-hailing service in Africa.
Information on the accused’s arraignment or a lawyer who could speak on his behalf were not immediately available.
Fahim Saleh, 33, was found unresponsive in his Manhattan home on 14 July, an NYPD spokeswoman told AFP. “He was dismembered. His death was deemed a homicide,” she said.
Saleh, the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, was CEO of Nigerian motorcycle ride-hailing and delivery app Gokada.
Gokada had said on its Twitter account, “Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us. Fahim’s vision and belief in us will be with us forever, and we will miss him dearly.”
He was also a founding partner of Adventure Capital, which invests in startups in developing countries.
According to local media reports, Saleh recently purchased the apartment where he was murdered for about $2.2 million.
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