Tyrese Devon Haspil, a former personal assistant to Gokada founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fahim Saleh, has been arrested.
Saleh was gruesomely murdered by Tyrese, who left his decapitated and dismembered body inside his $2.2 million Manhattan apartment, in New York City.
According to the New York Times, Tyrese, who was arrested in the early hours of Friday, is expected to be charged with second degree murder among other counts.
Police gathered that Tyrese allegedly stole $100,000 from the late 33-year-old tech entrepreneur but rather than reporting him to law enforcement agents, the late Gokada CEO brokered a repayment plan for him to return the money.
However, Tyrese allegedly reneged on the deal at some point.
The investigators said Saleh was murdered on Monday but his killer had returned to his apartment on Tuesday to clean up and dismember his body.
They added that the killer had used Saleh’s credit card to buy the materials needed to clean the scene of his death.
Autopsy results on Thursday showed he was stabbed multiple times before he breathed his last.
Closed Circuit Television video from Saleh’s apartment shows the businessman walking into an elevator at about 1:40pm on Monday while the assailant followed — clad in a suit, tie, mask and clutching a bag.
A heated exchange had ensued between the two afterwards when Saleh discovered he was been accosted.
The 33-year-old tech entrepreneur, was until his death, the CEO of Gokada, a motorcycle-hailing company that provided thousands of jobs in Lagos state, Nigeria.