ZAMBOANGA CITY – A Muslim religious leader was found dead – his neck slashed – three days after he had been invited to lead a thanksgiving prayer at a village in Zamboanga City, police said Friday.
Police said the body of the 70-year-old Imam Alibangsa Summan was already decomposing when it was discovered at Zone 5 in the village of Cawit.
Summan, who lived in the village of Sitio Lawingan in Labuan village, was invited to lead the thanksgiving prayer in the village of Recodo on April 14, but he never returned home.
Initial investigation said the victim received a call from his cell phone telling him to go Recodo village to lead the prayers. No other details were provided by the police.