Azubuike, a Nigerian man recently made headlines for a bizarre reason. He bought a brand new BMW X5 for $90,000 and used it as a casket to bury his late father. His father died of old age and Azubuike decided to give him a farewell from this world in a luxury car.
He spent a great deal of money on the car and placed the body of his father inside before burying in an extra large six foot deep grave near his village. This caused quite a controversy on the internet when the photo of the luxury car being lowered into the ground by pallbearers went viral.
His gesture has been met with a mixed reaction. Some of the people supported his actions and applauded him for honoring his father in his own unique way. However, a majority of the people are against it and claim that he could have used the money to develop his village rather than making a mockery.
“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,” one person wrote.
“Why not give the money to the village people or go back and take the car if any can, this is meaningless, he is gone and he is gone or give the villager good water to drink,” another man commented.
One interesting fact is that this is not the first time something like this has happened in Nigeria. Around 3 years ago, an unnamed Nigerian billionaire in Enugu used a brand new Hummer SUV as his mother’s casket. It will be interesting to see what the Nigerians make the headlines for the next time.