Father Buried In Brand New BMW Car Instead Of Coffin
Father Buried In Brand New BMW Car Instead Of Coffin: A man laid to rest his father in a brand new BMW car instead of a coffin in Nigeria on Tuesday, Mail Online reported.
The wealthy son, Azubuike, lost his father to old age but he had always promised him that he would have a luxury car.
So, after he passed away in the remote village of Ihiala, Azubuike spent £66,000 cash on a car from the showroom to bury his father in.
A photo taken at the ceremony shows the vehicle being lowered into a huge grave dug six feet deep by hand in the village.
The picture has gone viral on social media as pall bearers reportedly guided it down logs into position and then the logs were pulled out to allow the vehicle to drop.
Locals quipped that the BMW is equipped with Satellite navigation to help him find his way to the pearly gates.
The incident has received mixed reactions from netizens. Some have hailed the act as a tribute; few have called it a show off.
Locals of the poor Ihiala village in Mbosi, Anambra, were severely displeased and said the money could have been put to better use. “Buy the car for your parent while he is still alive, and bury them with a decent coffin, but this is just being foolish and showing off,” commented a Facebook user.
Few others on social media even vowed to dig up the luxurious gift and drive off with it. Many on Facebook 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.”
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.”
In 2015, a similar burial made headlines after an Enugu billionaire buried his mother in a brand new Hummer and in the same year a man was buried in his favorite car in China.
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