A victim of such an attack, Romoke Idowu, while recounting her near-death experience at the hands of two young men, who slapped and took away her handbag containing cash and a smartphone, told Saturday PUNCH that she had since stopped passing through the axis when returning home from work.
She said, “Two weeks ago while I was returning from work at about 8:30pm, I had to trek all the way from Ile-Epo Oba to Eyita Junction because no commercial motorcycle was willing to pass through that bad road.
“By the time I got to that junction, suddenly, two guys approached me. I never knew they were coming for me. Before I knew what was happening, they slapped me and snatched my bag from me. I had my phone and N12, 000 in that bag. I pass through Agric bus-stop at night to get to my house because of the insecurity on that road,” she said.
Mr. Damola Adegoke, a landlord in the area and another victim of such attacks along the dilapidated Eyita-Ojokoro Road, also narrated his bitter experience to Saturday PUNCH.
He said even though he managed to get a commercial motorcyclist to transport him to his house for twice the usual amount, one night when he was returning home from Odogunyan, hoodlums attacked them as the bad road slowed down their movement.
While appealing to the Lagos State Government to urgently look into the matter and save their souls, Adegoke revealed that a lot of people were already contemplating moving out of the community as a result of the problem.
He said, “For several years we have endured this bad road and the suffering it had subjected us to but the menace of hoodlums attacking us at night while returning home is something we cannot bear any longer.
“We are therefore calling on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to come to our aid before we are all maimed and killed by these hoodlums capitalising on the bad road to inflict harm on us.” PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.