Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who, thanks to the
privileges of an education in Britain, has now returned to Nigeria
for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds
that the way of government seems to be backhanders and corruption.
Obi manages to resist the bribes that are offered to him, but when
he falls in love with an unsuitable girl - to the disapproval of
his parents - he sinks further into emotional and financial
turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi
becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape.