Man robs his wife Shs 7m after shooting her in the eye with an arrow

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Abim, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Abim District police are in pursuit of Patrick Owiny, also known as Ocaya, a 53-year-old retired soldier, for shooting his wife, Grace Apio, in the eye with an arrow and stealing Shs 7 million from her shop.

The incident happened on January 24 in Abim West cell, where evidence suggests that Owiny, along with David Ongom, was gambling at Grace Apio’s shop.

Ongom emerged victorious, claiming all of Owiny’s money, which triggered a fight fueled by jealousy and anger. Owiny, seeking a refund, engaged in a dispute with Ongom, but the altercation escalated when 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 Shs 7 million, from his wife’s shop and disappeared with it,” police said.

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Following the attack, the victim was rushed to Abim Hospital and later referred to Lacor Hospital for additional medical care. While she is now out of immediate danger, reports suggest that the arrow has caused blindness in the victim’s right eye, having penetrated her eye socket and remained embedded.

This incident underscores the concerning level of violence within domestic settings, prompting the police to encourage individuals residing in vulnerable domestic situations to consistently reach out to the Child and Family Protection Officer at their nearest police stations.