Motorists on Friday lamented as a result of the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. This was due to the protest against the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARs).
The protesters carried placards with different inscriptions as they blocked the expressway, causing gridlock.
The gridlock which was said to have affected both lanes of the expressway started from Mowe axis in Obafemi-Owode Local Government, Ogun and extended to Magboro end of Lagos axis.
Passengers had no option but to trek as there was no movement.
Some of the motorists complained about the situation.
Mr Muyiwa Akande, a commercial driver disclosed that he had been in the gridlock for more than five hours.
Akande revealed that he left Ibadan around 8 a.m for Lagos and he was still in the gridlock as at 1p.m.
‘Ordinarily, this journey should not to take me more than one and half hours maximum but I have spent more than five hours in the gridlock.
‘This is terrible and something urgent must be done,’ he said.
Another driver, Mr Ismail Olayiwola, said he left Osogbo as early as 7 a.m with the intention of getting to Lagos before 11a.m but was shocked at the gridlock in Mowe.
Olayiwola said he had spent more than six hours in the gridlock. He pleaded the youths to end the protest for the sake of the masses.
Passengers who took to trekking as a result of the gridlock also expressed their displeasure.
Miss Charity Nwafor, said she had been in the gridlock for more than seven hours and could no longer bear the pain of sitting in the bus.
Nwafor said that she left Ibadan around 6 a.m but was still in the gridlock as at 12 noon. She, however, could not bear it and decided to trek from Ibafo to Berger to save time.
‘I cannot bear it any longer and there is no hope in sight that the situation will improve.’
‘That is why I have to embark on trekking to my destination,’ Nwafor said.