It is with a heavy heart that we announce the demise of our dear Priest and brother, Rev. Fr. Luke Adeleke (a Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta).
Rev. Fr. Luke Adeleke was born on 20th February 1983 and ordained a Priest on 21st of January 2017 for the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta. Until his death, he was the parish priest of St Anthony Catholic Church, Ijemo Fadipe in the Obafemi Owode Local Government of Ogun State.
He was on his way home on the eve of Christmas at about 7pm after celebrating the Christmas Mass at St Anthony Catholic Church, Ogunmakin; an outstation of his parish when he was attacked by some unknown gunmen who fired at his vehicle and shot him dead. The stray bullets hit his legs and made him loss a lot of blood before he died in his car and was later taken to the mortuary at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta the same day.
His Funeral mass is on Friday 31st December at the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Adatan, Abeokuta, Ogun State by 10am and internment will be at the priests’ cemetery, Onikoko, Abeokuta.
Kindly offer Masses and prayers for the repose of his soul. May God grant him eternal rest. Amen.