SWITZERLAND, JULY 17 – The New York City’s medical examiner, on Thursday revealed that Fahim Saleh the CEO of ‘Gokada’ died of multiple stab wounds.
Saleh, 33, was found dead in his Manhattan’s Lower East Side apartment earlier this week with his body dismembered, a law enforcement source told CNN.
An autopsy by the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Thursday that Saleh died as a result of stab wounds to the neck and torso and found his manner of death to be homicide, a spokesperson told CNN.
Authorities are still investigating Saleh’s death. He was last seen in surveillance video getting into an elevator in his apartment building and a man dressed in all black — who police believe is Saleh’s assailant — entering the elevator with him, according to the law enforcement official.
The elevator in Saleh’s building goes straight into the apartment units there, the source said.
Saleh was the founder and CEO of Gokada, a motorbike-hailing app in Nigeria. His family described him as a “brilliant and innovative mind” in a statement confirming his death.