The military men were acting on civilian orders to beat up a tenant.

Two military men attached to the Nigeria Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory, Yaba, have been accused of beating up a teacher, Ojiah Marleth-Adeiza, in his house on Maye Street, Yaba, Lagos State.

The soldiers allegedly beat up the 40-year-old and damaged his property while trying to eject him from his apartment.

The men were allegedly acting on the orders of the landlady, identified only as Olawunmi, who is based in Canada.

The victim said when he could no longer bear the beating, he lied to the soldiers that he wanted to get a taxi to move his property out of the house.

He said he used the opportunity to escape, adding that he later reported the case at the Sabo Police Division.

The Kogi State indigene alleged that aside damaging his property, the soldiers made away with 250,000 Naira he kept in the house.