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 lifeless in his Manhattan’s Decrease East Facet condominium earlier this week together with his physique dismembered.
An post-mortem by the town’s Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner dominated that Saleh died on account of stab wounds to the neck and torso and located his method of loss of life to be murder, a spokesperson informed CNN.
Authorities are nonetheless investigating Saleh’s loss of life. He was final seen in surveillance video moving into an elevator in his condominium constructing and a person wearing all black — who police consider is Saleh’s assailant — getting into the elevator with him, based on the legislation enforcement official.
The elevator in Saleh’s constructing goes straight into the condominium 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 modern thoughts” in a press release confirming his loss of life.
“The headlines speak about against the law we nonetheless can’t fathom,” the assertion stated.
“Fahim is greater than what you’re studying. He’s a lot extra. His sensible and modern thoughts took everybody who was part of his world on a journey and he made positive by no means to depart anybody behind.
“There are not any phrases or actions to offer any of us consolation besides the seize of the one who exhibited nothing wanting evil upon our liked one.”
As a excessive schooler, Saleh based PrankDial.com, an internet 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 not too long ago, 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 often, he known as his founding of Gokada “some of the on the market issues” he’d ever performed. 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 surprising downside in February when Lagos state banned business bikes within the metropolis.
Saleh filmed a plea on behalf of his workers to raise the ban as the corporate pivoted to supply and was working towards launching a ship hailing service, he informed CNN in February.