Some commercial bus drivers plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Wednesday embarked on a protest over alleged extortion by touts, known as ‘Agbero’, at the Toll-Gate area of the express.
Some of the commuters, who were left stranded by the drivers, told the reporters in Ota that the protest was unfortunate as they inflicted unnecessary pain and suffering on the masses.
The protest, KOKO TV gathered, has disrupted economic activities around the Toll-gate area of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway as passengers were seen trekking long distances to their destinations.
Some of the protesters were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions some of which read: “We are tired of Agberos extortion”, “We can’t continue working for Agberos”, among others.
Mr Bimbo Apata, who worked at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, said he had spent over two hours at the bus stop waiting to get a bus, but all proved abortive.
Apata said that he had no choice but to resolve trekking to get to the office on time.
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