DEVELOPING STORY: Tyrese Devon Haspil, the suspected killer of Fahim Saleh has been working with before he started Gokada, never been to Nigeria

More information is coming out about the identity and relationship of Tyrese Devon Haspil, the man who has been arrested for the alleged gruesome murder of Fahim Saleh, the founder and CEO of Nigeria’s Gokada.

Some people who have worked with Fahim while he was in Nigeria said Tyrese has reportedly been working for Fahim before traveling his to Nigeria to start Gokda with the then co-founders in Lagos.

He had not visited Nigeria before but was working closely with the team. He coordinated and arranged meetings between European teams and the Nigerian Team when Gokada hired Ukrainian Developers.

People who worked with Fahim at Gokada told PageOne anonymously that Tyrese was instrumental in training some local staff in software and office productivity during the starting of Gokada.

This latest fact suggests, Tyrese has been with Fahim when he was less than 19 years. There are no information about his educational background.

Through a source who was close to Fahim Saleh, has secured the picture of Tyrese Devon Haspil, the suspected killer of the founder of Gokada.

There is no information or page for him on Facebook and or Twitter. However, Tyrese Devon Haspil, has been the personal assistant of Fahim for more than four years, according to people who were close to Fahim.

It is not clear if he deliberately deleted all personal information about him on social media before committing the alleged crime.

We will continue to bring in more details as we get them. Below is the publicly release information about the suspect and how detectives identified him.

The personal assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was expected to be charged in a criminal complaint with second degree murder and other crimes.

Detectives believe that the motive for the killing stemmed from Mr. Saleh having discovered that the assistant had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from him, despite the fact that Mr. Saleh had not reported the man and had set up what amounted to a repayment plan for him to return the money, one of the officials said.

The police were expected to announce the arrest at a news conference later Friday.

Investigators have also concluded that Mr. Saleh was killed on Monday, the day before his body was found, and that the killer returned the next day to Mr. Saleh’s apartment on East Houston Street to dismember the body and clean up the crime scene.


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Detectives believe that the killer, dressed in a black three-piece suit, white shirt and tie, wearing a black mask and carrying a duffle bag, followed Mr. Saleh off an elevator in his building and into his apartment, a law enforcement official said. He used a Taser to immobilize Mr. Saleh and then stabbed him to death.

Security video taken from inside the elevator shows the killer later using a battery-operated portable vacuum cleaner in an apparent effort to remove any traces of his presence, the official said.