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Tragedy struck on Christmas Eve when unknown gunmen waylaid me killed a 38-year-old Reverend Father, Luke Adeleke while coming from a mass on the Eve of Christmas in Ogun State .
PLATFORM TUMES gathered that the assailants reportedly waylaid the cleric at Ogunmakin in the Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state and shot him dead.
Social Media had been awashed that the cleric was shot dead in Ijemo Fadipe village in Odeda local government area of the state .
But, a source told PLATFORM TIMES that Reverend Father Luke Adeleke ,38 was shot dead by gunmen in Ogunmakin while coming form a mass on the eve of Christmas.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident .
Oyeyemi said the incident happened at Ogunmakin and not Odeda as it was being reported on social media .
He said the gunmen exchanged gunfire with policemen in the area ,but, they later escaped with bullets wounds .
He said ” 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.”
Attempts to get reactions from the Catholic mission in the state had not yielded success as of the time of filing this report .
A member of the mission who also works in the communication department pleaded for some times for a reaction .
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