Many stranded, trapped as flood takes over expressway, homes in Ogun

MANY people  were stranded on Saturday evening as the Sango Ota axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway was flooded after a downpour.

Hundreds of residents of the buildings along the expressway were also trapped in their homes, while those who were outside could not go inside for hours.

Residents  of communities along  Igbala, singer, Ijako, Owode, Ifo, Ewekoro, Itori were stranded, while those who were going to Lagos from the communities were also stranded .

Residents had to trek from Sango under bridge  to Igbaka and beyond as commercial and vehicle owners parked their vehicles along the road.

Residents, who waded through the flooded road, urged the Federal Government and Ogun State government to find a lasting solution to the problem.

A commuter, who simply identified himself as Jamiu, said “this is very terrible and shameful.  Many people are trapped and could not do anything. The government should find a lasting solution to this problem. Let there be a proper channeling of the water to a central drainage system.”

Another resident, Sheu, also stated that “we cannot go into our houses. Our families are inisde. What will happen if this rain continues till tomorrow?”