Flood takes over Lagos, Abeokuta roads, as Ogun River overflows 

Early morning downpour that occurred in Lagos, Ogun State metropolis on Saturday, which lasted till 8 pm, created flood for some residents and motorists in various cities.

iBrandTV gathered that the heavy downpour destroyed several properties in the affected areas, especially houses at the back of Ogun River, along with houses in Ajah, Agege, amongst others.

The rain also created serious gridlock, forcing some motorists into looking for an alternative route, while some others drove against traffic, as security operatives watches.

A Police station along Ibeju-Lekki Expressway was flooded by the downpour, with the flood covering almost their entire vehicles.

Among the property destroyed were personal belongings of some people which were washed away by the flood and also the destruction of buildings fence in other areas.

Mostly affected areas in Ogun State include Kuto, Isale-Igbein, Lanfewa, Amolaso, Ijeun-Titun, Ago-Ijesa, Abiola way, Isale Abetu, Sokori, Igbore, Oke Mosan and Isale Ake area, all in Abeokuta South and North Local Government Areas of the state.

While in Lagos State include Orile, Agege, Ojodu Berger, Ibeju-Lekki, Alpha Beach Road, Ajah, Awoyaya, Sangotedo, Iyana-Ipaja, Alaba, Mile 2, amongst others.

Residents were counting their losses while pleading with the state government to come to their rescue.

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The popular Ogun River was filled to the brim while vehicles on the roads were trapped in the flood.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, said that officers from the command had been deployed to control traffic.

Akinbiyi explained that the command had already issued traffic alert informing motorists about the state of the roads and where they should ply.

“Those going through inward and outward should not pass through Leme axis because of the flooding. They should go through Kuto so that they can navigate their route down to Idi Aba and other areas.

“Our men are at the Governor’s office axis, Iyana Mortuary, Sapon, Ibara under bridge and Brewery area, to ensure the roads are free of crashes,” he said

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