Abuja: A Nigerian man sent off his father in style by buying a new and expensive BMW car to bury his father, instead of using a coffin. The man, identified as Azubuike, who lost his father due to old age in the village of Ihiala, supposedly splashed £66,000 cash on the car to bury his father in. Reports said that Azubuike had promised his father that one day he would have a flash car.
The photo of the funeral, showing the big car being lowered into a huge grave dug six feet deep, has gone viral. Following are some of the reactions by Facebook users who were not very appreciative of the act:
"He will need 24 hours round clock around the grave for the old man to rest in peace otherwise Saraki boys will dismantle that grave" - Gbenga Olatunji.
"I hope that he didn't forget to keep the car running because of the ac the man deserves the air condition" - Tony Makeke.
"I don't care if he buries his dad with private jet... my only concern is burying together with our innocent plate number" - Michael Odike.
"I hope he didn't forget to put gallons of fuel inside the grave? Because his father will need to refill before he reaches heaven" - Zobs Bethram.
"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" - Sifiso Inno Makhashila.
"Insanity and selfishness regardless of that fact that is your cash" - Calvin Cal Diamean.
On Twitter people wrote:
Foolishness sometimes is genetic. https://t.co/3dFD8TXgWh
— Ambles (Ogaga) (@AmeyeBlessing) June 12, 2018
Nigerian man reportedly honours father by burying him in brand-new BMW. If true, one wonders how long before grave robbers steal the carhttps://t.co/2nCWp56qjw
— Charles Onyango-Obbo (@cobbo3) June 12, 2018
well done good Son your father will drive the BMW to meet God.. stupidity.
— SKJ (@SegeJohnson) June 12, 2018
Commitment/Respect or something else https://t.co/QMnZRvCoZ8
— saptarshi (@SubhoS7) June 12, 2018
Earlier, in a similar incident in Nigeria, an Enugu-based billionaire had buried his mother in a Hummer SUV customised coffin.