A Protest rocked Uselu Community along the Benin-Lagos highway on Saturday morning, October 26, following the murder of three sisters by a motorist.
Naija News reports that the motorist killed three sisters who were going to the New Benin Market.
This online news platform understands that another female, who was accompanying the sisters to the market, was also killed.
A report monitored on The Nation newspaper by Naija News said the incident occurred at about 6:15 am.
The report said the driver of the BMW car and his wife were trapped inside the car, which plunged into open drainage along the road.
Apparently displeased with the development, youths of Uselu Community took to the street in protest and blocked the busy highway.
Naija News understands that the road where the accident occurred leads to the University of Benin where the closing ceremony of the 2019 National Festival for Arts and Culture is scheduled to take place.
It was learned that several people going for the NAFEST closing ceremony had to take alternative routes.
The Nation newspaper quoted Osas Ikpomwosa, an eyewitness, to have said that they woke up to find four dead bodies along the road.
According to the eyewitness, one of the victims was pregnant, adding that the policemen came and rescued the trapped driver and his wife.
The eyewitness, however, said they set a bonfire on the road because policemen that came to disperse the protest shot live bullets at them.
Osas said four of the protesters were shot and taken away by the police.
“This accident happened this morning around after 6 opposite Uselu park involving four females, a man, and a woman.
“One of the bodies was inside the gutter. Others were across the road. It was a BMW car. Police came and rescued the man and his wife who was injured.
“The police took the dead bodies away. They came back and told us they want to take over situation. The police suddenly started shooting. The reason we blocked the road was because, the police took our person they shot away.”
One of the youth leaders, who gave his name as Evans Uselu Man, said the state government must cover the drains.
“This morning, four big girls were killed. They were waiting for bus when the came and hit them. They wanted to jump but because of the sand and side drains.”
“We will clear the road but government should return those boys they took away.”
DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, Edo Police spokesman, described the accident as unfortunate.
The Edo Police spokesman said his men were on ground to restore peace and order.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, the identity of the driver of the vehicle was not known.