It is not the duty of the counsel after filing a suit, or motion or any document in the High Court Registry and also paying the necessary fees to see that those court processes are in the Judge’s file. This is the duty of the Registrar of the court. When a counsel informs the court that he has filed a motion and if such a motion is not in the court’s file, it is incumbent on the trial Judge to stand the matter down for some minutes or adjourn it so that the Registrar or the clerk of the court could go to the court registry and find out if the said motion is in the court’s Registry.
— Opene JCA. United Bank for Africa (UBA) v. Samuel Igelle Ujor (CA/C/134/99, 20 FEB 2001)