A herder who chopped off the thumb of a farmer last month in Sare Yero Glory village in CRR has pleaded guilty to the savagery.

Abdourahman Ngim pleaded guilty to the offence of causing grievous bodily harm to Amadou Touray by deploying a cutlass to his hand, according to The Point.

A quarrel broke out between the men after Ngim’s cattle entered the farm of Touray; the former then chopped the thumb of Touray with a cutlass during a scuffle, The Point reported on Friday. Ngim committed the crime on December 11 and he pleaded guilty when the charge was read out to him.

Bansang Magistrates Court Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang fine the violent man D5000 in default to serve a two-year jail term. He also ordered Ngim to pay D50,000 to Touray or do three years in prison, according to The Point.