Harry Yansaneh, the interim editor of For Di People, was killed on 28 July 2005, more than two months after he was savagely beaten up by henchmen of Fatmata Hassan Komeh, a deputy in the ruling party.
According to the judicial inquest, the attack on Harry Yansaneh contributed to his death from kidney failure two months later. Hassan and two of her henchmen were arrested on August 26 for suspected manslaughter and released on bail.
Fatmata Hassan Komeh, a member of parliament for the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), on 10 May 2005 ordered her henchmen, some of them her family members, to beat up Yansaneh. Hassan, the landlady of the building housing For Di People, was involved in a real estate conflict with various private newspapers.