An Ebola survivor has explained in court how she was maltreated by her husband Amara Mansaray, after discharged from MSF Bo treatment center.
The complainant took the accused person to court on two count charges of domestic violence contrary to the domestic violence act of 2007.
Led in evidence before Magistrate Moody of Court No. 2 by Police Prosecutor, Inspector conteh, the complainant said on the 18th October 2014, she was discharged as an Ebola survivor with a certificate and was advised not to have sexual intercourse with anybody untill after a period of six months.
She said before leaving the treatment center, she informed her husband on the phone that she is coming back to Freetown, but to her greatest suprise, he replied that he is not interested and careless about it.
"I told my mother what my husband did,'' she said.
The complainant further explained to the court that her mother called and begged her husband to accept her back in the house but he refused.
She said when she came to the house, the accused (her husband) went to a sorcerer and on his return displayed a charity of raw egg in front of her.
She said when she questioned him as to why he is doing that, he categorically stated that his action was to throw her out of the house.
The complainant also said that when she refused to go out of the house, the husband left without considering the kids.
"I felt isolated because of my problem,'' she explained before the jampacked court, with tears ranning down her cheek.
"Because of my problem, my husband abandoned me and my children.''
In continuation of her testimony, the complainant said three days later she was called by authorities of the Ebola center at Approved School and was employed as a centre care giver.
"I use to take care of my kids with the proceeds I get,'' she said.
Explaining further, the complainant said after two months on the street, her husband (the accused) finally return home and join them in the house.
"Since the time he return home he always provoked, insulted and threatened that he will not let me be in peace until I vacate his premises,'' she lamented.
"Sometimes he could claimed on bed, drag me down on the ground and remark that the house is not my father's property.''
she said the accused also challenge that he will continued to suppress her until she left the house.
Upon reaching this stage, a solicitor representing women under AdvoAid, Ishmeal Philip Mamie intimated the Bench that he would like to represent the complainant.
Mr. Mamie said the behaviour of the accused is inhuman and that he only realise himself when he noticed that he is close to the Correctional Centre.
He request strongly for the Bench to take serious action against him.
After a few minutes stand down, the matter was re-mentioned and the accused was remanded in custody.