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The 21-year-old personal assistant is handcuffed for murder


Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, will be brought to the booking on Friday from the 7th district

This is the moment when the murdered technology entrepreneur Fahim Saleh's personal assistant was arrested on suspicion of murder, days after his millionaire boss was beheaded in his $ 2.2 million Manhattan apartment and found to be dismembered with an electric saw .

21-year-old Tyrese Devon Haspil was arrested on Friday and charged with second degree murder for cruelly killing his 33-year-old boss in his Lower East Side apartment earlier this week.

The surveillance video, exclusive to DailyMail.com, captured the moment Detectives handcuffed Haspil after he was arrested in the NoHo district of Manhattan.

Hours later, Haspil was also caught on camera when he was led out of the 7th district with an operating mask and Tyvek overalls to be transported to the central booking office.

Haspil was taken into custody by members of the New York-New Jersey Regional Volatile Task Force just three days after Saleh's dismembered torso was found in the living room of the millionaire's luxury apartment. The head and limbs were stuffed in pockets.

Rodney Harrison, chief investigator at the NYPD, said Haspil, who handled Saleh's finances as his personal assistant, owed the victim a "substantial amount of money" before his murder, and there are reports that Haspil may have been misappropriated by his employer.

Haspil, wearing an operating mask, is handcuffed away on Friday morning

Haspil, wearing an operating mask, is handcuffed away on Friday morning

Detectives detain Haspil in the NoHo area of ​​Manhattan on Friday morning

Detectives detain Haspil in the NoHo area of ​​Manhattan on Friday morning

Tyrese Devon Haspil

Fahim Saleh

Tyrese Devon Haspil (left), Fahim Saleh's 21-year-old personal assistant (right), was arrested after the technology entrepreneur was found dismembered in his apartment

The surveillance video received by DailyMail.com shows a massive police force that Saleh is detaining at 172 Crosby Street early Friday.

A property manager in a neighboring building told DailyMail.com that he believed Haspil had only settled there this week, which is possible with a short-term rental service.

Police believe Saleh was murdered late Monday and his body was discovered by a family member the following day.

The property manager said a review of the surveillance video revealed that Haspil had left Crosby Street 172 at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, accompanied by an unidentified woman.

Police sources reported to the NY Daily News that Saleh found that his assistant allegedly stole $ 100,000 from him and that he had a payment plan for Haspil to repay the money instead of reporting it to the authorities.

Law enforcement officers began investigating Haspil after finding police reports that Saleh accused Haspil of having stolen the money, according to police sources.

Hours after he was first detained, Detectives brought Haspil with a surgical mask and Tyvek overalls from the 7th district for transport to the central booking

Hours after he was first detained, Detectives brought Haspil with a surgical mask and Tyvek overalls from the 7th district for transport to the central booking

The overalls, which are usually used by the police to collect evidence, are routinely provided to suspects whose clothing is confiscated to be processed for potential evidence

The overalls, which are usually used by the police to collect evidence, are routinely provided to suspects whose clothing is confiscated to be processed for potential evidence

After Haspil's arrest, detectives leave Friday with potential evidence from an apartment at 172 Crosby Street

After Haspil's arrest, detectives leave Friday with potential evidence from an apartment at 172 Crosby Street

Detectives collect potential evidence from the apartment where Haspil was arrested

Detectives collect potential evidence from the apartment where Haspil was arrested

Detectives removed personal items such as bags and papers from the NoHo apartment

Detectives removed personal items such as bags and papers from the NoHo apartment

Officials secure the scene after the arrest of the suspect Haspil on Crosby Street

Officials secure the scene after the arrest of the suspect Haspil on Crosby Street

Apartments in the upscale building where Haspil was arrested rent for $ 15,000 a month or more, but neighborhood sources say there are short-term rentals in the building as well

Apartments in the upscale building where Haspil was arrested rent for $ 15,000 a month or more, but neighborhood sources say there are short-term rentals in the building as well

NYPD detective chief Rodney Harrison said Haspil owed the victim "significant amounts of money" before he was murdered

NYPD detective chief Rodney Harrison said Haspil owed the victim "significant amounts of money" before he was murdered

The police have not confirmed when the alleged theft occurred and how much Haspil owed the victim.

Investigators believe Saleh was killed on Monday – a day before his cousin found his body in the apartment.

Detective Harrison has confirmed that Haspil attacked Saleh with a taser at around 1.45pm on Monday.

The autopsy results released on Thursday showed that Saleh was tasered and then stabbed several times before being dismembered.

Surveillance videos from the 265 East Houston apartment building showed that Saleh was being followed into the elevator by a man – probably Haspil – who was wearing a black suit and mask.

Investigators say Saleh, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, looked suspicious when the masked man fumbled with the elevator, which requires a keychain to operate.

The footage shows the victim falling to the floor when the elevator doors open directly into Saleh's full-floor apartment. The elevator doors closed, obscuring the view of the camera of what happened next.

The police only confirmed that Haspil attacked his boss. It is not yet clear whether Haspil is also accused of killing and dismembering Saleh.

Haspil's credit card was allegedly used after the murder to buy a chainsaw and cleaning products at the Home Depot, police sources told the Daily Beast. The card was also used to pay for the trip to and from Saleh's apartment.

Investigators believe the alleged murderer returned to Saleh's apartment on Tuesday to dismember the technology entrepreneur's body. Police officers say the alleged murderer may have waited for the victim's blood to clot before he dismembered him.

When the police arrived at the scene, Saleh's torso was found in the corner of his living room and his head, arms and legs were separated in plastic bags.

Nearby there was a still connected electric saw, a vacuum cleaner and detergent.

Saleh's dismembered body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon by his cousin in his $ 2.2 million apartment on the Lower East Side. The police believe he was killed a day earlier, but the killer returned a day later to dismember and clean up the body

Saleh's dismembered body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon by his cousin in his $ 2.2 million apartment on the Lower East Side. The police believe he was killed a day earlier, but the killer returned a day later to dismember and clean up the body

Detectives are seen outside Saleh's home on Wednesday investigating the gruesome murder of the tech guru

Detectives are seen outside Saleh's home on Wednesday investigating the gruesome murder of the tech guru

Saleh, who was born in Saudi Arabia but grew up in a Bengali family in New York, bought his luxury apartment last year for $ 2.25 million, according to records

Saleh, who was born in Saudi Arabia but grew up in a Bengali family in New York, bought his luxury apartment last year for $ 2.25 million, according to records

The autopsy results released on Thursday showed that Saleh was stabbed and stabbed several times before he was dismembered in his apartment

The autopsy results released on Thursday showed that Saleh was stabbed and stabbed several times before he was dismembered in his apartment

When the alleged murderer came back the next day to clean up, the police believe they may have been interrupted by Saleh's cousin who stopped by to check on him.

His cousin probably pressed the buzzer of Saleh's apartment before entering the building, alerted the killer, and forced him to give up his efforts to remove the remains.

The murderer is said to have escaped from the building through a fire escape while his victim's sibling took the elevator up, the police said.

Saleh, who was born in Saudi Arabia but grew up in a Bengali family in New York, bought his luxury apartment last year for $ 2.25 million, according to records.

Police experts initially said they believed the murder was financially motivated and probably the fatal outcome of an acid business.

Before the personal assistant was arrested, investigators had investigated Saleh's business affairs for possible motives or suspects.

Haspil, originally from Elmont, New York, had worked for his investment company Adventure Capital for Saleh.

It seems that he attended Hofstra University, where he studied art and marketing. It is not yet clear how he got to Saleh.

Saleh was the chief executive officer of a motorbike start-up called Gokada, which started operations in Nigeria in 2018.

The Gokada company has recently had severe setbacks after being banned by the Nigerian government earlier this year. It was forced to fire staff and switch from a rideshare service to a delivery courier.

The ban came at a difficult time for Gokada, which had just raised $ 5.3 million from Rise Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, in May 2019.

Fahim Saleh is pictured with his two sisters Rif Saleh (center) and Ruby Bashir (right). It was originally reported that one of his sisters discovered his body. Police confirmed on Friday that a cousin made the gruesome discovery

Fahim Saleh is pictured with his two sisters Rif Saleh (center) and Ruby Bashir (right). It was originally reported that one of his sisters discovered his body. Police confirmed on Friday that a cousin made the gruesome discovery

All apartments in the building have their own elevator. The killer followed Saleh out of his after riding up with him, the police said. Above is a floor plan of his apartment, showing the stairs from which the killer probably escaped

All apartments in the building have their own elevator. The killer followed Saleh out of his after riding up with him, the police said. Above is a floor plan of his apartment, showing the stairs from which the killer probably escaped

Saleh's apartment is one of only seven in the exclusive Lower East Side Building. Above one of the marketing images with which the sale was advertised. It is unclear whether this is his apartment

Saleh's apartment is one of only seven in the exclusive Lower East Side Building. Above one of the marketing images with which the sale was advertised. It is unclear whether this is his apartment

Friends of Saleh paid tribute to him and said: “He was extremely smart, ambitious and very nice. Always smile & # 39;

He never said he was afraid, ”remembered another friend. "(He was) always very happy-happy"

The autopsy results released on Thursday showed that Saleh was tasered and then stabbed several times before being dismembered

After the ban was issued, the company stopped hiring money and around 800 bikers who worked for Gorkada were also fired immediately.

Saleh worked on new ideas and a new direction for the company.

At the time of his death, Saleh was also sued by a former prison guard who became a criminal and was detained for using his PrankDial app, launched in 2015, to secretly record and listen to employees' calls.

Using the app, Kirk Eady, the former deputy director of the Hudson County Correctional Facility, could call two employees without knowing he was behind it and then hear what they said.

He listened to their complaints about him and their work, and then took revenge on them at the workplace, according to prosecutors.

He was detained for 15 months and sued Saleh in 2017 for fraud. He claimed the app made him believe what he was doing was legal.

Revealed: The tech CEO's humble beginnings, who attributed his love of computer games as a teenager to the development of a Nigeria motorcycle sharing app that raised millions of dollars from investors

Fahim Saleh was born in July 1986 to a middle-class Bengali family in Saudi Arabia. He and his parents eventually settled in Rochester, New York, with his two sisters – Rif Saleh and Ruby Bashir.

But Saleh is said to have dreamed of earning money since he was a teenager and found that his interest in computers can help make those dreams come true.

As a young teenager, his enthusiasm for the Internet, which was still in its infancy, led him to search for Google's founder and other big tech names during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s.

After playing computer games for hours, he decided to focus his computer magic on building a website.

Fahim Saleh, far left, was born to a middle-class Bengali family in Saudi Arabia. He is pictured here with his two sisters and his parents. The family eventually settled in New York State

Fahim Saleh, far left, was born to a middle-class Bengali family in Saudi Arabia. He is pictured here with his two sisters and his parents. The family eventually settled in New York State

Saleh regularly posted pictures with him and his sisters, at least one of whom lived in New York, on social media

Fahim's sister Rif is featured in this Instagram post

Saleh regularly posted pictures with him and his sisters, at least one of whom lived in New York, on social media

SALEHS SHOPS

KickBack apps

KickBack Apps has four apps, including Prank Dial, which enables recorded prank calls.

Gokada

Motorbike taxi app in Lagos that commuters could use to avoid the busy traffic.

The company received a $ 5.3 million injection from Silicon Valley last year and has recently had to switch to a courier company.

Pathao

The Bangladeshi-based company started as a carpool app and now enables people to buy food and clothing.

Worth $ 100 million

Adventure capital

Venture capital firm focusing on developing countries.

Among them was Picap, Colombia's first $ 15 million rideshare app.

He started small and started with a simple site for his family – Salehfamily.com. It would draw about five visitors a month, mainly driven by its proud father, who sent friends and relatives to view the pages.

But at the age of 15, Saleh started to develop a knack for programming and set up a blogging site just for his friends.

What started as a teen hangout (teenhangout.com) eventually turned into a blogging forum for the community as more people heard about the website and published articles. Eventually, around $ 3 a month began to flow in.

A blog notes that high school Saleh made a profit of between $ 100,000 and $ 150,000 a year when he created websites that focused on young people.

After graduation, he attended Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied computer information systems and developed a Facebook app that students could use to have groceries delivered.

He then set up a phone prank phone app that allowed a user to select a prank call before calling his friends to hear their surprised reaction.

What started generating about $ 20 a day soon grew to $ 1,000. Saleh notes in an article for Medium that PrankDial.com has generated $ 10 million in his lifetime.

The website still grosses around $ 1 million to $ 2 million a year, and has allowed Saleh to start other businesses: TapFury, an entertainment company, and Ninja Fish, which focused on gaming.

With the money that was literally generated while sleeping, he founded a venture company that allowed him to invest in startups in developing countries.

He is currently focusing on a Nigerian transportation service app called Gokada – essentially an Uber for motorcycles – co-founded by Saleh in 2018.

The original idea was to have people transported by motorcycle through Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.

In its first year of operation, Gokada is said to have secured 1,000 bicycles that enable around 5,000 trips through the crowded city every day.

In February of this year, however, the company got into trouble after a ban came into force that explicitly prohibited motorcycle taxis.

Saleh's current focus was on a Nigerian transportation service app called Gokada - essentially an Uber for motorcycles

Saleh's current focus was on a Nigerian transportation service app called Gokada – essentially an Uber for motorcycles

The ban came suddenly and without warning after the The government of the State of Lagos said a ban was due to & # 39;Accidents and disorder caused by the vehicles. "

As a result of the ban, commuters were left stranded and many had to use packed public transport instead.

The company stopped making money and around 800 bikers who worked for Gorkada were immediately fired.

The ban came at a difficult time for Gokada, which had just raised $ 5.3 million from Rise Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, in May 2019.

"As a company, we just have to roll the beatings and a lot of the people we had to fire were very focused on the company's transportation sector," Saleh told CNN earlier this year.

In an emotional request to Nigerian officials to reverse the February decision, Saleh said, "It is not my country. It is a country that I believe has amazing potential and amazing people and an opportunity to shine.

“The drivers, each of them, weren't there because they just wanted to make money. They were there because they had families, children, dreams, they wanted to start businesses. They wanted to go to school.

“They already had degrees, but couldn't find a job. We were hoping that many of these drivers would not be drivers forever, we were hoping that we could place them in higher jobs in Gokada and create a nice community that was developing slowly and that really got me to the point where I was was okay to put all my money in all my effort.

& # 39; Gokada is not just a business. We do things that nobody did back then.

"It was definitely a blow."

The company decided to develop into a delivery and logistics company with a new boat service that was designed to carry ships with a capacity of up to 24 people. But then the global pandemic hit and put future plans on hold.

"The drivers here in Gokada were not there to make money, they were here because they had families, children, dreams," Saleh told Nirametrics.

“They want to start a business, they want to go to school, they already have degrees, but they couldn't find a job. For many, Gokada was not the last place in their lives. It was a stepping stone to get to this next venture. & # 39;

"I'll tell you that Gokada is not just a business, it's a mission. And every part of this mission is to always be safe and create jobs. & # 39;

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