Policemen, LASTMA operatives, yesterday, ceded traffic control to touts along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway, thus compounding the traffic problems in the area.
The situation, which resurfaced two weeks ago, has worsened, as recalcitrant commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, in their hordes, engaged in a violent clash with truck drivers, as a result of an accident that reportedly claimed the lives of three of their (okada riders) colleagues.
As a result of the situation, the expressway was in a standstill for the better part of the day, spilling over into midnight.
The gridlock was a result of the on-going construction work around the Mile-2-Badagry expressway, under the pedestrian and flyover bridges, which spilled over to the Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
The chaotic situation, however, worsened on Wednesday, following a violent clash by the okada riders around 6 pm, as relevant authorities like men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and Police were overwhelmed as they watched truckers take over the entire stretch of the road. (Vanguard)