The controversial pedestrian bridge built by the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun along Ita-Eko road in the State Capital has been turned to another use other than what it was meant for.
Investigations revealed that because of the very light vehicular traffic on the road, people find the pedestrian bridge useless and have abandoned it. For this, we learnt that prostitutes and their willing ‘customers’ use the bridge as a place of sex.
The bridge which was built at a staggering and outrageous amount of 260 million naira is now being littered with several species of condoms and tissue papers.
“The bridge is misapplication of government fund. Go stay by the roadside and you will see that nobody uses the bridge because the traffic on the road is very light. It has now been discovered that the bridge was used to steal Ogun State people’s money”, a resident of Abeokuta told our reporter recently.
The Ita-Eko bridge is an enclosed bridge with doors at both ends with air conditioner blowing cool breeze on users. But after much outcry, the air conditioner was removed and is now serving as sex haven.
When gov. Amosun decided to build the 97 metres pedestrian bridge, there was public outcry over the amount to be spent which the governor put at 260 million naira.
Analysts also compared the cost of the bridge with a 615 metres pedestrian bridge constructed by the previous administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel located at the State Secretariat named Goodluck Jonathan Walkway which was at a total cost of 35 million naira.
”What is in a bridge that you build for 260 million naira, a 97 metres metro bridge that people are not using. The previous government built a 615 metres walkway of the same quality with just 35 million naira.
“I am even aware that the Federal Government recently awarded the construction of 10 pedestrian bridges in highbrow areas of Abuja at a total cost of 200 million naira. That is 20 million naira per one.
It is very sad that Amosun is just stealing Ogun State money with his fraudulent “Mission to Rebuild Ogun State” agenda, our source lamented.
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