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Sacked S’Leone VP ambushed, seeks US cover



Sierra Leone’s vice president, Samuel Sam-Sumana, who was recently expelled from the ruling party is planning to flee the country by seeking asylum in the United States of America.

He has requested asylum at the US embassy in Freetown after soldiers surrounded his home, following his expulsion from the ruling All People’s Congress party this month.

An investigation accused him of creating his own rival political movement, leaving doubt over whether he could continue as vice president to President Ernest Bai Koroma.

“I have fled my house and am with my wife in a place I cannot disclose, waiting to hear from the US ambassador, whom I have asked for asylum,” Sam-Sumana said that Sam-Sumana had entered the building. But it was not immediately possible to confirm that officially.

In late February, Sam-Sumana said that he was placing himself on a 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola.

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