From the Mindanao Examiner BlogSpot site (Apr 18): Imam killed in Zamboanga City
A Muslim religious leader was found dead – his neck slashed – three days after the victim had been invited to lead a thanksgiving prayer on a village in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, police said Friday.
Police said the body of the 70-year old Imam Alibangsa Summan is already decomposing when it was discovered at Zone 5 in the village of Cawit.
It said 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 until his body was found.
Police said it is investigating the murder. 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 on the case.
No individual or group claimed responsibility for the killing of the imam.