Police in Abim District are looking for a man who shot his wife in the eye with an arrow and stole shs7 million from her shop.
The man on the run is Patrick Owiny, alias Ocaya, a 53-year-old retired soldier who is wanted for attempting to murder his wife, Grace Apio 51, with a bow and arrow.
This occurred on January 24 in the Abim West cell, and evidence gathered thus far indicates that on that day, Patrick Owiny and a man named David Ongom were gambling at the victim’s shop, Grace Apio, where Ongom won all of the money belonging to Patrick, the victim’s husband.
It is said that out of jealousy and anger, Owiny started a fight with Ongom, demanding for the refund of his money, but the wife intervened.
“The suspect picked a bow and arrow, so as to shoot at Ongom David, but when his wife tried to stop him,, he diverted the bow and arrow, towards his wife and shot her to the right eye. He further robbed shs7 million, from his wife’s shop and disappeared with it,” police said.
The victim was rushed to Abim hospital and thereafter, referred to Lacor hospital for further management.
Although she is out of danger, reports indicate that the he arrow blinded victim’s right eye, after it penetrated her eye socket and remained embedded there.
According to police shows the level of violence in domestic settings hence calling upon persons living under vulnerable domestic settings to always contact the Child and Family Protection Officer at their nearest police stations.