Youths, rice sellers’ protest paralyse activities in Sango-Ota

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Human and vehicular traffic along Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway has been halted by rioting youths and rice sellers in Sango-Ota protesting against alleged invasion of the market by Customs officials.

The protest which has led to the blockade of the main road before the bridge at Sango-Ota at Ado in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, is blamed on alleged invasion of the market by men of Nigeria Customs Service.

The protesters said the Customs officials who invaded the market early on Wednesday, broke into stalls and forcefully parked bags of rice into their vehicles and moved them away.

The rampage left many motorists and commuters stranded, while some made efforts to ply alternative routes.

Relevant authorities are yet to come out on the cause of protest in the market.