Sierra Leone president sacks deputy for seeking asylum in U.S. embassy

March 18, 2015 8:47 AM

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Sierra Leone president sacks deputy for seeking asylum in U.S. embassy

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has sacked Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana for seeking asylum in a foreign embassy, a statement from the president's office said on Wednesday.

Sam-Sumana had requested asylum at the United States embassy in Freetown after soldiers surrounded his residence on Saturday following his expulsion from the ruling party last week.

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