Fahim Salem, founder and CEO of Gokada, died of a number of stab wounds, New York Metropolis’s health worker stated on Thursday.
Saleh, 33, was discovered useless in his Manhattan’s Decrease East Facet condo earlier this week along with his physique dismembered.
An post-mortem by town’s Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner dominated that Saleh died because of stab wounds to the neck and torso and located his method of dying to be murder, a spokesperson informed CNN.
Authorities are nonetheless investigating Saleh’s dying. He was final seen in surveillance video stepping into an elevator in his condo constructing and a person wearing all black — who police consider is Saleh’s assailant — getting into the elevator with him, in line with the legislation enforcement official.
The elevator in Saleh’s constructing goes straight into the condo models there, the supply stated.
Saleh was the founder and CEO of Gokada, a motorbike-hailing app in Nigeria. His household described him as a “sensible and progressive thoughts” in a press release confirming his dying.
“The headlines speak about against the law we nonetheless can not fathom,” the assertion stated.
“Fahim is greater than what you might be studying. He’s a lot extra. His sensible and progressive thoughts took everybody who was part of his world on a journey and he made positive by no means to depart anybody behind.
“There aren’t any phrases or actions to offer any of us consolation besides the seize of the one who exhibited nothing in need of evil upon our liked one.”
As a excessive schooler, Saleh based PrankDial.com, a web site for prerecorded prank cellphone calls that, he wrote in 2018, had generated over $10 million since its begin. He continued to construct and promote websites all through his teenagers and his time at Bentley College.
Most lately, he based the enterprise capital agency Journey Capital, which invested in ride-sharing start-ups in nations like Bangladesh and Colombia.
On Medium, the place he blogged frequently, he known as his founding of Gokada “some of the on the market issues” he’d ever executed. His restricted information of Nigeria’s transportation system at first turned off Nigerians he tried to recruit for his start-up.
In 2019, Gokada raised $5.three million in seed funding and employed over 800 drivers, however Gokada’s enterprise hit an sudden downside in February when Lagos state banned business bikes within the metropolis.
Saleh filmed a plea on behalf of his staff to elevate the ban as the corporate pivoted to supply and was working towards launching a ship hailing service, he informed CNN in February.