Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana was expelled from the ruling All People’s Congress party this month following an investigation which found him guilty of starting his own political movement to rival that of President Ernest Bai Koroma.

He claimed in an interview from an unknown location that soldiers have laid siege on his home.

“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 told Reuters.

Less than a month ago, Sam-Sumana said he was placing himself in a 21-day quarantine following the death of one of his bodyguards. The bodyguard died after being infected by the Ebola virus disease.

Source: The Guardian