Sierra Leone vice pres. requests asylum at U.S. embassy


Sierra Leone‘s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana stated he had requested asylum on the U.S. embassy in Freetown after troopers surrounded his residence following his expulsion from the ruling get together this month.
Sam-Sumana was expelled from President Ernest Bai Koroma‘s All Folks’s Congress (APC) get together after an investigation accused him of making his personal rival political motion, leaving doubt over whether or not he may proceed as vice chairman.
“I’ve fled my home and am with my spouse in a spot I can not disclose, ready to listen to from the U.S. ambassador, whom I’ve requested for asylum,” Sam-Sumana instructed Reuters.
A supply on the U.S. embassy, who didn’t want to be named, stated Sam-Sumana had entered the constructing. It was not instantly attainable to substantiate that formally.
Authorities spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay, who stated he was travelling with Bai Koroma in northern Sierra Leone, declined to remark.
In late February, Sam-Sumana stated that he was inserting himself in a 21-day quarantine after one in every of his bodyguards died of Ebola amid a surge in new infections within the West African nation.

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