Gunmen ambush, kill Catholic priest in Ogun


Gunmen have shot dead a 38-year old Catholic priest, Reverend Father Luke Adeleke, in Ogun State.

He was ambushed and killed as he was returning from a mass on the Eve of Christmas at Ogunmakin village in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state.

It was also gathered that the deceased had left his Parish to an outstation church to celebrate the Christmas Vigil Mass.

A source said, not authorized to speak on the incident, said: “We learnt that he was on his way back when some gunmen attacked and killed him.

“He had been transferred from Gotta Parish Ogun State to another Parish before the unfortunately incident.”

Meanwhile, confirming the incident in a statement, the Ogun State Police Command through its spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the gunmen exchanged fire with policemen in the area, saying they later escaped with bullets wounds.

The statement read: “It happened in Ogunmakin in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state on Friday.

“The policemen engaged the gunmen in gunfire. Some of them escaped with bullets wounds.”


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