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Slain Catholic Priest, Akawu Is Laid To Rest

Priest Micheal Akawu, who was just 18 months into the priesthood, shot dead by armed robbers at Gwagwalada on Saturday the 18th of August 2018 in a supermarket, where he was buying items for the use of the Church, has been finally laid to rest in a painful service of tears.

On Thursday, late Akawu’s body left University Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada for Immaculate Conception Parish Dobi for a Mass, from where it departed to Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral Garki for three different masses of the Wake.

On Friday, August 24, the Funeral Mass was also held at OLQN Pro- Cathedral from where it proceeded to the Priests Burial Ground at Saint Simon and Jude Minor Seminary Kuje for internment.

Friends, family and other priests could not hold back their tears as Akawu, the first indigenous priest was buried.Akawu, middle, during his ordination by Onaiyekan in Abuja




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