Flood wreak havoc in Abeokuta as Ogun River overflows its bank.

Saturday was hectic for Abeokuta residents as the Ogun River overflowed its bank as a result of heavy rainfall that caused the rock city to be flooded.

The flood hindered vehicular movement and damage to so many properties especially houses at the back of Ogun River.

Mostly affected areas included Kuto, Isale-Igbein, Lanfewa, Amolaso, Ijeun-Titun, Ago-Ijesa, Abiola way, Isale Abetu, Sokori, Igbore, Oke Mosan and Isale Ake area, all in Abeokuta South and North Local Government Areas of the state.

The popular Ogun River was filled to the brim while vehicles on the roads were trapped in the flood especially those coming from the lagos axis into the city through Ita-Oshin.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, said that officers from the command had been deployed to control traffic.

Akinbiyi explained that the command had already issued traffic alert informing motorists about the state of the roads and where they should ply.

“Those going through inward and outward should not pass through Leme axis because of the flooding. They should go through Kuto so that they can navigate their route down to Idi Aba and other areas.

“Our men are at the Governor’s office axis, Iyana mortuary, Sapon, Ibara under bridge and Brewery area, to ensure the roads are free of crashes,” he said.

No live was reported lost.

With wire reports.



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