Tyrese Haspil , a former personal assistant to Gokada founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fahim Saleh , has been arrested .
Saleh was gruesomely murdered by a faceless assassin earlier this week who left his decapitated and dismembered body inside his Lower East Side apartment , in New York City.
Haspil , 21 , is in police custody and expected to be charged with the murder of Saleh , according to New York Post .
Haspil once worked at Saleh ’ s venture capital firm , Adventure Capital .
Police gathered that Haspil allegedly stole $ 100 ,000 from the late 33 – year -old tech entrepreneur but rather than handing him over to law enforcement agents , the late Gokada CEO brokered a repayment plan with him .
However , Haspil allegedly reneged on the deal at some point .
“This was an act of charity that turned into an act of murder ,” a source told
New York Post .
Security footage from inside the elevator shows Haspil using a portable vacuum to try and cover his tracks , the source said .
Closed Circuit Television video from Saleh ’s East Houston Street apartment building shows the businessman and a smartly dressed Haspil riding together in the elevator — which opens straight out to his apartment — on Monday afternoon .
Saleh ’s ride -hailing start – up provided thousands of jobs in Lagos State before the government banned motorcycle operations from major routes in the West African economic hub .