GUMEL JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of Akinwalere J of Ondo State High Court, Akure in suit No. HOW/40/1999; delivered on 30 May 2001. By a motion on notice dated 19 January 2001, the appellant, as plaintiff/applicant before the lower court sought for the following main or alternative reliefs. They are: An order transferring or sending this case to the Honourable
Chief Judge of Ondo State for him to re-assign or remit same to Owo High Court where it was instituted by the plaintiff and from where it was transferred without the knowledge of the plaintiff.
) An order transferring this case to Owo High Court to be heard by any Judge of Ondo State High Court.
) An order directing that all proceedings in this case shall take place at Owo High Court where it was instituted and before the Honourable Presiding Justice presently handling it. The defendants/respondents joined issues with the appellant/plaintiff/ applicant in…