• Chethan Machaknur

Pathao and Gokada CEO's assistant charged with his murder

Updated: Jul 21

Fahim Saleh, CEO of Gokada, Nigeria's motorcycle ride-hail company, was found dismembered in a luxury New York condo. His executive assistant has been charged with murder, according to police.

The former assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was arrested and charged with murdering Saleh, 33. Some investigators theorized that the suspect had tried to make the killing look like a professional assassination to divert attention from himself.

According to three officials briefed on the matter, Saleh had discovered that Haspil had stolen roughly $90,000 from him. Though Saleh, who friends said was a generous man, fired Haspil, he did not report the theft, the officials said. He even offered to arrange a way for his former employee to work off his debt in what amounted to a payment plan.

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