The young man on trial was Obi Okonkwo, a Senior Civil Servant. Obi Okonkwo was accused of taking a bribe. "I cannot understand why you took this bribe", said the judger. "You are an educated young man. A young man of great promise." When Obi heard these words, tears suddenly came into his eyes. Obi had lost everything. His had lost his mother. She was dead. And he had lost the woman he loved - she had left him for ever. Obi Okonkwo had nothing more to lose."