The Jakande Estate gate in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) is infamous for bad roads, gridlock and refuse heaps, which motorists commuting through the axis to Ikotun, Igando, Okota, Isolo and environs have lamented as deplorable and dangerous.
However, many other road users are unaware of a deathtrap right at the entrance of Jakande Estate. It is a knee-length hole wide enough to take two tyres placed beside each other.
Commuters’ experiences after accidentally running into the ditch and the ensuing gnashing of teeth that followed have been described as harrowing. It is not just the hole, but a few metres forward, there are three other deathtraps going into the estate and onward to Isheri and Ijegun.
Since the start of the rainy season, it has been regular cases of damaged vehicles and traffic snarls. Even pedestrians often get ditched in. The Guardian observed yesterday that the potholes were getting wider as they damaged more vehicles and caused heavy gridlocks. (Guardian)