Saleh, a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur, was the CEO of Gokada, a motorcycle-hailing company in Lagos, Nigeria.
The company faced setbacks and mass layoffs after Lagos banned the operation of motorcycle taxis in January, 2020.
The police said they made the discovery on the seventh floor of an apartment building on E. Houston St on the Lower East side about 3:30 pm on Tuesday — after one of his siblings called 911 saying he had not been seen all day.
Saleh was last seen on Monday afternoon around 1.40pm — as captured by a CCTV footage. He was said to have shared the building’s elevator with his alleged killer.
The footage is said to show the suspected murderer carrying a bag as he follows the victim into the elevator and attacks him as the lift goes up to the seventh floor.
The bag was found beside the dismembered body of the millionaire tech entrepreneur, but the police did not immediately open them to see if the body parts were inside.
His arms and legs below the knees were removed, and body parts were put in plastic bags on the property.
Sergeant Carlos Nieves, NYPD spokesman, said all of the body parts were found at the scene but he declined to give specifics on where.
“We have a torso, a head that’s been removed, arms, and legs. Everything is still on the scene. We don’t have a motive,” Nieves said.
Saleh, Bangladeshi-American, founded and invested in several transportation-related start-ups.