The administrative assistant at Obi's office, Mr. Omo, is what Obi calls an "old African." Accustomed to the rule of the English, Mr. Omo is submissive to his boss Mr. Green and respectful of "old ways." He has worked for the Civil Service for thirty years and has a son studying law in England. His physical description is also unappealing—he is said to have black teeth from cigarettes and kola nuts, and one of those teeth were missing from the front.
He symbolises the people who fears the Europeans and thinks of them as superior to the Africans.