Lagos commercial drivers protest alleged extortion by transport union touts

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Displeased commercial drivers on Wednesday protested against exorbitant fees collected daily by officials of the Lagos State Park and Gardens Management Committee.

The committee is led by Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo.

The demonstration by the driver’s caused many commuters to be stranded, some had to trek to their various destinations.

The protest, which started at the Tollgate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway later spread to other parts of Lagos State and border towns in Ogun State.

The bus drivers and their assistants displayed placards which expressed their displeasure against the alleged extortion.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards read, ‘we are tired of extortion’, ‘Extortion killing us.’

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