Among this group of eight men were three soldiers from the PNG Defence Force Goldie Barracks.
The incident occurred late yesterday afternoon.
Residents living at this settlement block met with members of the hierarchy at Goldie Barracks today to explain what had occurred.
The man, whose house was burnt down, is a serving member of the PNG Defence Force also.
His teenaged son was accused of theft and beaten up.
He and his family were assured by the Goldie Barracks hierarchy that an investigation will take place.