Tech CEO found decapitated in Manhattan apartment, man dressed entirely in black had followed him into lift

Detectives believe the man used an electrical stun gun to immobilise Saleh.

Nyi Nyi Thet | July 16, 2020, 05:29 PM

A New York tech CEO was murdered in his seventh story Lower East Side Manhattan home on July 15.

Image from Fahim's Twitter

According to the New York Times, Farim Saleh, 33, was found dismembered with an electric saw found near Saleh's torso.

Saleh was the founder and CEO of Nigerian motorcycle ride-hailing and delivery app Gokada.

Details are scant at the moment, but according to the same NYT article and CNN, here are some of the facts that have been established.

Saleh's building had a lift that opened straight into his apartment unit.

A man dressed entirely in black, and wearing a black mask followed Saleh inside the lift.

Detectives believe the man used an electrical stun gun to immobilise Saleh.

The man in black then killed Saleh, decapitated him and dismembered his body with an electric saw.

His body parts were then placed in plastic garbage bags in his apartment.

While the motive for his murder has yet to be identified, a New York tabloid cited a police source stating the murder was prompted by "a business deal gone lethally bad".

According to CNN, police are trying to establish how the killer made his way out of the apartment.

NYT reported that the killer was dismembering the body but was interrupted when Saleh's sister entered the apartment to check on him after she had not heard from him for a day.

The detectives believe that the black-clad man fled through the apartment's back door and down the building's stairwell after hearing the sister arrive.

The same NYT article cited a police spokesman as saying that the killing looked like a “professional job”.

Image from Saleh's Instagram