Abeokuta, Nigeria, Dec 30, 2021 / 15:00 pm
Fr. Luke Mewhenu Adeleke, a priest of the Diocese of Abeokuta, was shot dead Friday while returning home after celebrating Mass.
He was shot in his car by unknown gunmen Dec. 24 in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, after saying Mass in Ogunmakin, about 50 miles east of Abeokuta, in Nigeria’s Ogun State.
Fr. Adeleke, who was in his late 30s, had been ordained a priest in 2017.
His body will be buried Dec. 31 after a Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Abeokuta.