Section 6-5-50

Who may commence.

When a penalty is imposed by a statute which does not provide a mode for the recovery, any citizen may commence an action for the same on behalf of himself and the county in which the penalty is incurred.

(Code 1852, §2155; Code 1867, §2533; Code 1876, §2918; Code 1886, §2576; Code 1896, §15; Code 1907, §2474; Code 1923, §5683; Code 1940, T. 7, §99.)