In order to honour his father with a classic car, a Nigerian man named Azubuike made sure that his father has his last journey in a luxurious BMW. Azubuike, who lost his father to old age recently, promised his father to buy him a flash car one day. He couldn’t do it when he was alive so he decided to see off his father in a brand new BMW and get him buried in it, instead of a coffin, in a local graveyard.
The incident happened in the remote village of Ihiala, Nigeria, Azubuike is reported to have splashed out £66,000 cash on a car from the showroom to bury his father in. A photo from the funeral has gone viral on the internet which shows the car being lowered into a huge six-feet grave dug by hand.
According to NAIJ.com, locals were heard saying that the BMW is equipped with Sat Nav to help the father find his way to the pearly gates. The son has honoured his father with a luxurious ride to heaven.
While the local villagers, had their opinions, many on Facebook were angered at the waste of money and said it could have been put to better use.
One Facebook user named Sifiso Inno Makhashila said: 'Buy the car for your parent while he is still alive if you are moneyed and bury them with a decent coffin but this is just being foolish and showing off.
so silly, that 'coffin' was dug up hours later by thieves, and the body was probably just chucked back in a hole...shame— Linda (@MissJLinda) June 11, 2018
While other Obienice Mohale wrote: 'This is the sort of thing that keeps us poor as black people'. Calvin Cal Diamean said:'Insanity and selfishness regardless of that fact that is your cash.'
Why didn't he buy him while he was still alive?? Show off njee, if I was the Dad ne ko mo pokela💀💀💀 I was gonna turn into *Leselo a ko rule' ko basong otle faah*— Carrol_lit (@carrolchaby) June 12, 2018
This is not the first time when incidents like these have made headlines but a similar thing happened after an Enugu billionaire buried his mother in a brand new Hummer.
Nigerian rich man buries dead mOther in a hummer pic.twitter.com/ukkpDQ1yGQ— mOdern (@Itz_mOdern) April 12, 2015