Nigerian man buries father in brand-new BMW to fulfil lifelong promise

Published: June 13, 2018 12:40:14 | Updated: June 20, 2018 12:39:59

A Nigerian man has buried his father in a brand new BMW instead of a coffin in order to see him off in style in the local graveyard of Ihiala city, according to global media reports.

The wealthy son, identified only as Azubuike, had always promised his father one day he would have a flash car.

So after he passed away, the son is reported on Nigeria news website NAIJ.com to have splashed out £66,000 cash on a car from the showroom to bury his father in.

Azubuike lost his father recently and decided to honour his father by buying him a luxurious car for his final journey and placed him inside, locals said.

The picture has gone viral on social media. However, many on Facebook users were angered at the waste of money and said it could have been put to better use.

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.”

Obie NIce Mohale worte: ”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”.

In 2015 a similar burial made headines after an Enugu billionaire buried his mother in a brand new Hummer and in the same year a man was buried in his favourite car in China.

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