Sierra Leone vice president back home after seeking asylum from US, official says

March 16, 2015 5:47 PM

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Sierra Leone vice president back home after seeking asylum from US, official says

FILE -In this file photo taken on Sept. 25, 2015, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, left, stand next to Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koroma, center, and Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana, right, during the opening ceremony of the China Friendship Hospital catering for Ebola virus patience in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone’s vice president sought asylum on the United States on Saturday, March 14, 2015, saying he no longer felt safe in the country after soldiers disarmed the security team at his residence. “I don’t feel safe this morning as vice president,” Samuel Sam-Sumana told The Associated Press by phone. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff,File) (The Associated Press)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – A government spokesman says Sierra Leone's vice president has returned to his residence after he went into hiding and sought asylum from the U.S., claiming that his life was in danger.

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