The appellant was convicted of theft by public servant and sentenced 10 to fifteen months' imprisonment with hard labour. The trial magistrate also entered statutory judgment under s. 171 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The appellant appealed against this judgment.
(i) No appeal lies against a statutory judgment, per se.
(ii) The 15 trial magistrate had no power to exercise any power under ss. 308 and 311 of the Criminal Procedure Code in respect of a statutory judgment.