Nairobi Regional Police commander Rashid Yakub has been accused of taking sides in a shs 150 million Mombasa road land case.
The land in question is located at Nairobi Inland container depot and measures 4 acres.
Businessman Francis Njeru said on 23rd October, he obtained a court order to take possession of his land.
The land was being illegally occupied by Ahmed Rashid and Farah Mohamed who are husband and wife.
Ahmed Rashid is brother to sports CS Amina Mohamed.
He is the proprietor of ARJ Capital.
Senior resident Magistrate D.M Kivuti issued the orders.
This is after a protracted court battle.
On 2nd November, the Police in Embakasi allowed Francis Njeru, together with auctioneers to go take possession of the land.
A letter signed by police officer James Njoroge on behalf of the Embakasi OCPD and addressed to the court registrar at Milimani court said the order was genuine after verification.
The OCPD sent one Inspector of police and two constables to supervise the takeover.
Still on 10th November, the office of the Nairobi Regional Police Commander wrote to the OCPD Embakasi asking him to provide one Inspector of police and 9 constables to provide security as Siuma auctioneers evict ARJ capital.
The letter was signed by police officer Samuel Boit on behalf of Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub.
“This is to confirm that Francis Nyaga Njeru has today the 13th November 2020 at 3.45 pm taken vacant possession of premises on LR Number 2027 (IR no 176998 ) after successful execution of civil suit 1346/2020” read a letter signed by Zacharia Baraza of Siuma auctioneers and addressed to Nyaga after handing over the land.
In a strange twist, the Regional Police commander’s office wrote to the OCPD Embakasi on 17th November asking him to provide police officers to guard ARJ capitals property on the same land ARJ had been evicted from.
The letter was signed by police officer Samuel Boit on behalf of the County Commander Rashid Yakub.
Boit had signed the other letter in favor of Njeru.
While requesting for the officers, ARJ capital through one Mohamed Ali said they need four officers to guard their premises.
Two in the day and two at night for 30 days which are renewable.
The letter was received at Nairobi area and bears the stamp of the staff officer operations.
ARJ capital paid a total of shs 360,000 for the hire of the four officers.
Businessman Francis Njeru accused the Police Commander Rashid Yakub of abusing his powers to eject him from his land.
“Curiously, the purported letter ARJ used has no LR number and title documents attached. The Commander overlooked all these while instructing police officers to go guard private property instead of serving the public,” Njeru said. C
Ahmed Rashid Jibril and Farah Ali Mohamed were accused of leasing the land to a Chinses Company.
Before losing the case, the two were subsequently charged with six counts of conspiracy to defraud, making false title documents, obtaining the lands registration by false pretense, and refusing to surrender the land to its owner.