Former personal assistant to GOKADA founder Fahim Saleh,33, who was gruesomely murdered on Monday in his home ,Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, has been arrested by the New York police.
The suspect was arrested on Friday and has been charged with second-degree murder.He was ordered held without bail at arraignment early Saturday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Saleh was found dead in his $2 million Lower East Side condo, his dismembered body was found by a relative two days after the killings, says the police.
A bizarrely-dressed Haspil and his victim were caught on surveillance video riding the private elevator up to Saleh’s seventh-floor apartment at about 1:45 p.m. Monday.
The global entrepreneur had fired his underling ,after he was caught embezzling over $90,000 and also offered him a chance to make restitution and avoid criminal charges, sources indicated.
Saleh, co-founder of the Nigerian motorcycle ride-sharing service Gokada, was a precocious businessman who launched his first company as a teen. The graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., was also involved in ride-sharing operations in Colombia and Bangladesh.