The limbless, headless torso of a self-made millionaire Fahim Saleh has been found in his luxury Manhattan apartment by his sister, and cops are now hunting for a professional killer who cut up the 33-year-old’s corpse with an electric saw.
Fahim Saleh is a millionaire tech entrepreneur who moved into his $2 million Lower East Side apartment late last year.
The alarm was raised by one of Saleh’s siblings on Tuesday, after she became concerned because she had not heard from him for a day. She went to the seventh floor unit to check on her brother only to find his dismembered body in his home.
He had been cut up with a power saw, which was lying nearby and was still plugged in. Police sources said the body parts had been sorted into different plastic bags.
Police believe they have surveillance footage of the suspect entering the building on Monday and then using the elevator.
Video reportedly shows the gloved suspect wearing a hat and mask covering his face, and carrying a bag. He waited to enter the elevator with Saleh.
The perp had a suitcase. He was very professional,’ one police source told the Daily News. The way he was killed has led cops to believe the murder was carried out by a professional.
Police found that Saleh’s legs below the knees and his arms had been removed, with the missing body parts placed into bags.
‘We have a torso, a head that’s been removed, arms, and legs. Everything is still on the scene. We don’t have a motive,’ NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said.
Saleh, who was born in July 1986 into a middle-class Bengali family in Saudi Arabia but whose family is Bengali, bought his luxury pad for $2.25 million last year.
He is the CEO of Gokada, a motorbike hailing company in Lagos, Nigeria.
Gokada, recently faced severe setbacks after being banned earlier this year by the Nigerian government from plying the major routes. This forced Gokada to lay off staff and move to a delivery courier plan.
The ban came at a difficult moment for Gokada which had just raised $5.3 million in funding from Rise Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, in May 2019.
After the ban was enacted, the firm stopped bringing in money and around 800 bikers working for Gorkada were also immediately laid off. Saleh, never one to give up, was working on new ideas and a new direction for the firm.
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