The new york police arrested on Friday the assistant to the boss of a start-up found dead dismembered in her apartment Tuesday. He is suspected of having killed him because he owed him money.
Tyrese Haspil, 21, has been charged with the murder of the entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, said the chief of the investigators of the new york police, Rodney Harrison, at a press briefing.
Although the victim, 33-year-old had been found Tuesday, beheaded and dismembered in her apartment, the investigation established that he had been attacked a day earlier by his assistant, who attacked him with the taser after having followed him into the elevator leading directly into the housing of Manhattan, has specified the director.
Mr. Haspil was the personal assistant of Mr. Saleh, in charge of their finances and personal affairs, he added.
The investigator did not give other details on the murder or his motives, simply stating that Mr. Haspil had Mr. Saleh ” a substantial amount of money “.
According to media reports in new york, the police found in the apartment – that the entrepreneur from a family in Bangladesh had recently acquired for some $ 2.2 million – a power saw, the killer would have abandoned at the scene of the crime.
Fahim Saleh, who had been told in a ticket on the website Medium to have started by launching an application that allows you to make hoax calls, president of the company Gokada, a sharing application of two-wheels and home delivery in Nigeria.
According to its Twitter accounts and Instagram, it was also co-founder of a venture capital company, Adventure Capital, which specialises in digital services aimed at “making life better” in developing countries.
His murder occurs on a background of a recent rise in crime in New York, including 203 murders since January, an increase of 23% compared to the same period in 2019.