A Nigerian man who honored his father by
burying him in a brand new luxury BMW, instead
of a coffin has revealed why he did it.
The wealthy man identified as Azubuike revealed that he took the
unusual step after he had promised his father he would buy him a
flashy car. But, before he could achieve the dream, his father died.
So after his father died recently due to old age in the remote
village of Ihiala, Nigeria, Azubuike bought a brand new car worth
$66,000 from a showroom to bury his father and fulfill his
The burial reportedly took place over the weekend in Anambra
State, where the late father was allegedly residing.
A picture of the burial caused a stir on social media and was
shared more than 22,000 times. The photo taken at the funeral
shows a huge grave dug six feet deep and a BMW being lowered
He recently lost his father and wanted to give him a befitting
home-going. He decided to purchase a brand new BMW worth use
as his coffin.
However, many people on Facebook were furious with the man for
making a mockery of his father while others were angered at the
waste of money and stated he could have used it for the
development of the village.
“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, a Facebook user,
“Insanity and selfishness regardless of that fact that is your cash,”
another Facebook user, Calvin Cal Diamean, said.
Another user, Obienice Mohale, wrote on his Facebook page, “This
is the sort of thing that keeps us poor as black people.”
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