Suspect arrested in killing of NY tech CEO: reports

Suspect arrested in killing of NY tech CEO: reports
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A suspect has been arrested in the grisly killing of tech CEO Fahim Saleh, multiple outlets reported Friday.

Saleh, 33, was found decapitated and dismembered in his Manhattan apartment by his sister on Tuesday.

His personal assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, is expected to be charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death, The New York Times and NBC New York both reported. 


A representative for the New York Police Department declined to comment on case.

Saleh allegedly discovered that Haspil, 21, had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from him.

Detectives told both outlets they believe the debt was the motive for the killing.

A repayment plan had been set up, and Saleh had not reported Haspil, according to reports.

At the time of his death, Saleh was the CEO of Gokada, a motorcycle ride-sharing startup based in Nigeria.

"Fahim’s passion for Nigeria and its youth was immeasurable," the company said in a statement Wednesday. "You will be missed by everyone at Gokada and by the entire Nigerian startup community."

He also was also a founding partner at Manhattan-based venture capital fund Adventure Capital.