Some locals of Lunsar and family members of three Sierra Leoneans that died at Marampa Mines have urged the Government of Sierra Leone to restart investigations.

The three deceased had already been buried after pathologist, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma concluded that the deceased died from drowning.

However, family members believe that the three were killed by South African security personnel employed by the mining company. They alleged that the security personnel beat, tortured, and killed the three locals before dumping their decomposed bodies in a nearby river.

The family members have asked the government for the bodies to be exhumed to give another pathologist chance to examine their actual cause of death.

As tensions mount, Global Times reported that the Mines company has relieved their Deputy Country Manager, Husainatu Yilla from her post.

The mining site of the company has experienced a spate of killings in the past couple of years. In 2021, another murder case was reported to Lunsar Police. Quite recently this year, there were reports that a staff died after being electrocuted.