Oshodi-Apapa expressway: How extortion at 58 points causes gridlock


…Police, LASTMA, Oduduwa boys, urchins, others extort N61,000 from each truck driver daily
…lTTP call-up system not working—Truckers

By Clifford Ndujihe & Godfrey Bivbere

LAGOS—WITHOUT the dismantling of illegal toll or extortion points along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway and environs, it will be difficult to end the perennial gridlock on the axis.

Checks by Vanguard, which were corroborated by key sources in the areas showed that there are no fewer than 58 extortion points manned by the Police; Park and Garages ECOMOG, Oduduwa boys, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Apapa LGA, and area boys among others.

Going inward Tincan along the expressway, there are 25 points where each truck driver pays N61,000.
Outward Tincan, there are 12 extortion points and a fee of N25,000.

In the Apapa corridor, there are 19 points and a toll of N52,000.

Oftentimes, there are disagreements between the drivers and the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper