An Igbo pressure group, Ochie Igbo has raised the alarm that the first Niger Bridge is at risk of collapsing due to forced parking by heavy duty vehicles on the already strained bridge.
Pointing out that…
Pointing put that the mew strain was as a result of police checkpoint at the foot of the bridge on the Asaba end, President-general of Ochie Igbo, Dr. Chuks Orji, said: “It has become increasingly worrisome that cars and other heavy vehicles are made to park on top of the Onitsha Bridge for hours. This is of a grave concern, because a closer look at the warning pasted on the bridge by certified engineers, says cars and vehicles shouldn’t be allowed to park on the bridge for hours.”
He alleged that the cautionary post engraved by the construction firm on beams of the bridge that was built more than 60 years ago “has been thrown to the wind by police officers of the Delta Command that stand at the gate to waylay commuters for reasons best known to them.”