Two military men attached to the Nigeria Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory, Yaba, have been accused of beating up a teacher, Ojiah Marleth-Adeiza, in a house on Maye Street, in the Yaba area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the soldiers allegedly beat up the 40-year-old and damaged his property in a bid 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 N250,000 he kept in the house.
Narrating the incident that culminated in the attack, he said he had rented the apartment from a sibling of Olawunmi, identified simply as Olalekan.
He said, “I rented the apartment in October, 2016. I approached the house agent, Olalekan, who is the brother of the landlady. He asked me to pay N10,000 per month for rent. He said I should pay five months rent, pending when the house would be in good shape. There was no bathroom in the house; there’s only a toilet.
“When my rent expired in February 2017, Olalekan gave me the account number of his sister to pay a full rent into it.
“When I spoke with her, she asked how long I had stayed in the house. When I told her five months, she said I must pay for the past five months before I would renew my rent. That was when I realised that her brother did not remit the N50,000 I earlier paid for the house. Read more from source