Haspil is expected to be charged in a criminal complaint with second degree murder and other crimes.
On Tuesday, the body of 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh was found in his Manhattan home.
The personal assistant to Fahim Saleh, founder of the Nigerian ride-sharing app Gokada, was arrested on Friday in the grisly murder of the 33-year-old tech entrepreneur in his Manhattan apartment, NY news media reported.
Law enforcement sources told The Daily Beast that detectives began looking at Haspil as a suspect after finding messages where Saleh had accused him of stealing tens of thousands of dollars over a period of time.
Security camera video showed Saleh in the apartment building's elevator with a man in a dark suit, mask and gloves, the media reports said.
His body was discovered in his apartment on Tuesday afternoon.
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The killer then followed Saleh out of the elevator and stabbed him several times.
However, a spokesman for the New York Police Department disputed the reports, saying as far as he was aware they did not have anyone in custody.
Reacting to the Gokada founder's death, his family said "no words or actions to provide any of us comfort except the capture of the person who exhibited nothing short of evil upon our loved one".
Saleh's family said in a statement Wednesday that the killing was so shocking it was unfathomable.
Saleh's LinkedIn biography described him as a self-taught businessman who founded Gokada, building on his experience of first "seeing an opportunity in his parent's native country of Bangladesh" and starting that country's largest ride-sharing company. Investigators believed that the suspect may have used a stun gun before killing him and dismembering his body with an electric saw.
"What an honour it is to have been led by you Fahim", the company said in a Tweet.
His Nigerian venture Gokada faced a setback recently after the local government banned commercial motorcycles in Lagos.