A city businessman linked to the demolition of a house worth Sh55 million in Westlands, Nairobi was arraigned in court on Wednesday.

Francis Nyaga Njeru of Frank Logistics appeared before Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Hellen Onkwani under a miscellaneous application by the prosecution.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, through lawyer Lindsey Mugambi, had wanted Mr Njeru detained for 7 days to complete investigations and prefer charges.

The magistrate, however, declined the prosecution request on the basis that they improperly served the court documents in that they had no signatures.

Mr Njeru was as a result released on Sh300,000 cash bail.

The magistrate directed Mr Njeru to appear before the National Land Commission (NLC) to shed more light on the ownership of the property, which was pulled down on Sunday.

The case will resume on December 9.