Queen Elizabeth II had once said Grief is the price we pay for love but now a Nigerian man has taken this a step ahead and has honoured his father by burying him in a brand-new BMW SUV instead of a coffin and created a stir on social media.
The images of the pallbearers along with the BMW being buried went viral. Reports also show them guiding down logs into position and then the logs were pulled out to drop the BMW SUV.
The seemingly wealthy man, only identified as Azubuike, is said to have lost his father to old age and according to reports in his home country, had promised he would buy him a flashy car.
This thus informed his decision to give him the extraordinary send off in the local village’s graveyards
So after he passed away in the remote village of Ihiala, Nigeria, Azubuike is reported to have splashed out (£66,000) Sh8.91 million on the car from the showroom to bury his father in.
It should also be noted that Many People were unhappy about burying his father with a car and expressed its anger on Facebook. Many say that he is making a mockery of his father and several others said that he should have used this money for development of his village.
Sections of commentators on social media claimed the BMW is equipped with Sat Nav that will assist the deceased to find his way to the pearly gates.
Sifiso 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.”
Obenice Mohale added: “This is the sort of thing that keeps us poor as black people.”
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