Following an accident, which led to a petrol tanker spilling its content on the Ibafo end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday, many motorists have recounted their ordeal in the resultant gridlock, which lasted till Wednesday afternoon.
Punch Metro had reported that the tanker was hit by a speeding truck, which made it to spill its content.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Ogun State Police Command, the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps and fire service personnel immediately cordoned off the area in order to prevent a fire outbreak.
Despite the fact that the content of the tanker was trans-loaded into another vehicle, the road was not free as many motorists spent the night stuck in the gridlock.
A pharmacist, Abiodun Otubanjo, said, “I left Lagos Island around 4.30pm on Tuesday for Sagamu in Ogun State. Before I left, I checked the traffic situation online and it showed that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was densely congested. Unfortunately, when I got to the ‘Long Bridge’, I got stuck and it was a very traumatic experience, not just for me, but for most commuters on the road, because the bridge is renowned as a den of robbers.
“I eventually got to opposite the Punch Place around 2am and I realised I won’t be able to continue with the journey because I was exhausted and that was where I passed the night. I was not the only one who slept on the road. Read more