TSS sons fight over two trailers and fuel tankers
Sabir’s lawyer says his client is the bona fide owner of the vehicles, registered under TSS’s Pop In Service company in Nairobi
The children of Mombasa tycoon Tahir Sheikh Said, popularly known as TSS, are in court fighting for his property.
Sabir has accused his brother Noorein, of Transmara Logistics, of alleged fraud.
Sabir, through his lawyer Muriu Mungai, alleged the transfer and registration of vehicles and trailers by Noorein’s company was done fraudulently.
“I wish to put the record straight and refute claims by my brother [Noorein] that he owns three motor vehicles, two trailers and three 30,000-litre fuel tankers,” he said.
Mungai said Sabir is the bona fide owner of the vehicles, registered under TSS’s Pop In Service company in Nai- robi. Sabir told Justice Njoki Mwangi, he is the legal owner of the chain of pop in service stations.
Sabir dismissed his brother’s claims that he will suffer loss if he is allowed to retain the property. “Let Noorein prove he owns the property listed in this suit and prove the loss and damages he will incur if I retain the property,” he said.
Sabir’s lawyer said his client has no intention of unlawfully repossessing the vehicles.
He said his client is entitled to the repossession and use of all vehicles belonging to the service stations. He dismissed his brother’s claims that such a move would lead to loss and damage to him.
“The move was initiated after Sabir was instructed by majority shareholder TSS Investments to collect and account for assets at the service stations,” Sabir’s lawyer said.
The lawyer said Sabir was acting on instruction from his father to identify and account for the vehicles belonging to the service stations and place them in safe custody.
Sabir said he was instructed to recover the vehicles after they were abandoned on the side of the road in Tudor, Mombasa county.
He said it was not until June that they discovered there was change of ownership of the vehicles after documents were filed in court through his brother. “The service stations show the management was all this time oblivious of any change of ownership of the recovered vehicles,” he said. The counsel said his client’s brother purported to call and convene a meeting of the board of directors of the service station early this year, knowing the meeting was not genuine. Sabir accused Noorein of convening the board meeting without notifying directors.