Police has confirmed the death of Fahim Saleh, a 33-year-old technology entrepreneur known in Lagos Nigeria for his start-up company called GoKada, a motorcycle ride sharing company.
Mr. Saleh was born in Saudi Arabia, and moved with his family quite a bit before settling in Rochester, N.Y., and, later, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Police Department spokesman said Saleh was not only murdered but his head and limbs had been separated from his Torso, with an electric saw found nearby. There were several large plastic bags in the apartment, and it appeared that some effort had been made to clean up any evidence of what had happened.
One of the law enforcement officials said a surveillance camera had captured video of Mr. Saleh in the building’s elevator with another person who was wearing a black suit and black mask.
On the video, the elevator door opens and Mr. Saleh goes into the apartment, the official said. The masked person follows directly behind him, and the two immediately start to struggle, the official said.
An autopsy by the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled today that Saleh died as a result of stab wounds to the neck and torso and found his manner of death to be homicide.