It’s not uncommon for wealthy families to go all out when it comes to getting a funeral casket to give their loved ones a proper send-off. Gold plated; diamond encrusted; theme-based coffins – we have seen them all. However, a well-heeled Nigerian man, identified only as Azubuike, buried his father in a brand new BMW SUV instead of a coffin to see him off in style in the local village graveyard. According to local reports, Azubuike had always promised his dad that one day he would have a fancy car. But when he lost his father to old age, he decided to fulfill his promise and bought a new BMW luxury car worth $88,000 from the showroom to burry him in it.
The photo of the burial has gone viral on the internet. It shows the huge grave that was dug six feet deep by hand to accommodate his flash silver BMW coffin. Locals even quipped that the BMW is equipped with Sat Nav to help him find his stairway to heaven. The act also drew a lot of flak on social media with people calling it a “waste of money” and a “selfish act.” A man by the name of 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. It’s not the first time a luxury car was used as a coffin. In 2015, a Nigerian billionaire buried his mother in a brand new Hummer.