Gokada founder Fahim Saleh found gruesomely murdered in his New York luxury apartment

07/15/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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Gokada Guru and tech tycoon Fahim Saleh was found dismembered and decapitated in his luxury Manhattan apartment in New York.

The millionaire tech guru Fahim Saleh was the founder of Gokada, a popular motorcycle company operating in Nigeria. He was reportedly found in a shocking state as his body was decapitated and dismembered in his Manhattan luxury condo in New York.

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The millionaire tech guru was found dead in his Manhattan luxury apartment in New York

From the report given today by the New York Daily News, Saleh’s decapitated body was found on Tuesday by the officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD). One of the officers also disclosed they found the limbless, headless torso identified as that of the tech guru right at the crime scene. However, New York Daily News reported that a video might have captured the moment Saleh got into the elevator with another man in a suit before this horrible incident.

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Fahim Saleh was the founder of Gokada, a multi-million commercial motorcycle operative in Nigeria

Saleh’s close friends revealed that the slain Gokada founder was known for his tenacity and strong spine to take on any challenge. He was known for his multiple and rich history in tech startups, which includes a prank dial app and website.

The Police also reportedly found contractor bags close to the scene. Until now, nothing has been said of what they saw inside these bags. This expensive apartment located at the lower east side on East Houston Street at Suffolk Street in Manhattan was acquired in 2019 by Fahim Saleh for a whopping sum of $2.25 million. His head and limbs were found stuffed inside the bags in the living room area.

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The Gokada has been encountering some difficulties in Nigeria recently due to the new regulation placed on Okada business

Before his death, Saleh’s major investment in Nigeria Gokada was almost in a state of a mess when the country started its resolute regulation on commercial motorcycle business popularly known as Okada.

Saleh wrote this on his LinkedIn:

“Fahim Saleh is the CEO and founder of Gokada, a motorcycle ridesharing company that has completed over one million rides since launching in 2018. He has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience. His first company in high school generated over one million dollars in revenue. After college, he taught himself how to program and started KickBack Apps, garnering over twenty-million downloads. Seeing an opportunity in his parent’s native country of Bangladesh, he went on to co-found the largest ride-sharing company in the country valued at over $100 million – Pathao. Fahim is also an active investor in emerging markets, investing first in Colombia’s largest motorcycle ridesharing company – Picap, recently valued at $15 million.”

In his what could turn out to be his last tweet on Twitter on the 4th of July, Fahim Saleh said:

“How trustworthy of a brand would you say Gokada is compared to other Nigerian companies?”

So far, the surveillance video capturing a man entering the elevator with him seems to the most probable evidence or clue to who might be the killer. However, the identity of the man in the video is yet to be known as he was seen wearing a hat and mask to his face while putting on gloves on his hands.

The man did appear like a professional or businessman since he was holding a suitcase in the video. From what we learned, Saleh fell the very moment the door to the elevator was opened. The reason for such a fall is still unclear to the department in charge of the investigation.

Last video of GOkada CEO Fahim Saleh before his death

Fahim Saleh’s business portfolio

Before his death, the Gokada founder Fahim Saleh who held a bachelor's degree in CIS from the Bentley University was the founding partner of Adventure Capital, a company located in New York. He was also the CEO of KickBack Apps, an entertainment app, for a period of 5 years. He was a member of YEC for a period of 2 years. Saleh was the major investor and founder of Pathao, a startup company in Bangladesh. He was the founder of HackHouse, CEO of TapFury and Vice President of WizTeen.

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