The police in the United States’ city of New York, found Fahim Saleh, the founder of Gokada, one of Nigeria’s ride-hailing motorcycle services, murdered in a Manhattan apartment.
The body was reportedly found by his sister on Tuesday and a New York Police Department spokesperson said the body had been decapitated and dismembered.
Also, an electric saw was found in the vicinity and the reaction of the tech world in Nigeria has been one of shock.
His company broke the news of his death on its Twitter page.
We are deeply saddened to inform you about the sudden and tragic loss of our founder and CEO, Fahim Saleh. Fahim was a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us.
— Gokada – We do delivery now (@GokadaNG) July 15, 2020
Mr Saleh opened Gokada in the commercial hub of Lagos, in 2018 with the start up raising $5.3m (£4.2m) in venture capital in June 2019.
The deceased reacted strongly in February 2020 when the Lagos State government restricted the operation of motorcycle ride-share services in major parts of the city.
The policy forced his company to convert its fleet of motorcycles to use for logistics services.