A NIGERIAN man has buried his father in a brand new BMW instead of a coffin in order to see him off in style in the local village graveyard, it has been reported.
The wealthy son, identified only as Azubuike, lost his father to old age but according to local reports had always promised him one day he would have a flash car.
So after he passed away Azubuike is reported on Nigeria news website NAIJ.com as having splashed out 66,000 pounds cash on a car from the showroom to bury him in.
This incredible photo shows how a huge grave was dug six feet deep by hand in the rural village where his father lived to accommodate his flash silver BMW coffin.
According to NAIJ.com the son lost his father recently and decided to honour his father by buying him a luxurious car for his final journey and placed him inside.
Locals quipped that the BMW is equipped with Sat Nav to help him find his stairway to heaven.
However many on Facebook were angered at the waste of money in the poor regional village of Ihiala in Mbosi, Anambra State, and said it could have been put to better use.
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.
Sifiso Inno Makhashila说：“如果你不差钱，就应该在父亲还活着的时候给他买车，在他死后再买口体面的棺材。现在这样的举动不但愚蠢，还有炫耀之嫌。”
In 2015 a similar burial made healdines after an Enugu billionaire buried his mother in a brand new Hummer and in the same year a man was buried in his favourite car in China.