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Police manhunt Abim ex-soldier over attempted murder of his wife

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The Territorial Police in Kidepo region and Abim CPS are on a serious manhunt for a 53-year-old retired soldier over the attempted murder by shooting after he shot his wife’s right eye with a bow and arrow and robbed her shop of Shs7 million in the process.

Patrick Owiny alias Ocaya is said to have injured his wife, Grace Apio, aged 51, using a bow and arrow in an incident that happened on January 24, 2024, at around 11pm, in Abim West Cell in Abim District.

According to preliminary facts gathered, it is alleged that on the fateful day of January 24, 2024, both Owiny and one David Ongom were gambling at the shop of the victim Grace Apio when Ongom won all the money from Owiny the husband of the victim.

In a fit of jealousy and anger, Owiny started a fight with Ongom, demanding for the refund of his money and in the process, the wife intervened.

“The suspect picked a bow and arrow, so as to shoot at Ongom, but when his wife tried to stop him, he diverted the bow and arrow, towards his wife and shot her in the right eye. He further robbed Shs7 million, from his wife’s shop and disappeared with it,” SCP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said.

In the aftermath of the shooting incident, Enanga says the victim was rushed to Abim Hospital and thereafter, referred to St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital in Gulu for further management.

“She is currently out of danger. However, the arrow blinded her right eye, after it penetrated her eye socket and remained embedded there. Both the victim, her children and the community are traumatized by the assault,” stated Enanga.

“The incident shows the level of violence in domestic settings. We further call upon persons living under vulnerable domestic settings to always contact the Child and Family Protection Officer at the nearest police station,” he added.

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