Wealthy Nigerian man buries father in brand new BMW worth $88,000

Image capture of photo shared by Muhammad Muhsen Ali via Twitter
  • A rich Nigerian man buried his father in a luxury car
  • The brand new BMW X5 is believed to be worth $88,000
  • Not all netizens, however, are happy with the son’s final tribute to his father

A rich Nigerian man decided to give his father the best-ever send-off to his final journey by burying him inside a luxury car that cost the son quite a fortune.

In the photo that has gone viral on social media, a shiny, brand new BMW SUV is seen being lowered into a grave surrounded by pall bearers and being supervised by the son himself.

The Nigerian man, identified only as Azubuike, reportedly lost his father recently to old age. As a tribute, he bought a BMW X5, said to cost around $88,000 to be his father’s final resting place instead of a coffin before burying the old man near his village.

While some netizens praised the son for his extraordinary effort to show his love for his father, others were not as convinced.

One commenter said it was an act of ‘insanity and selfishness’ regardless of whether the money used was his own.

Image capture of photo shared by Muhammad Muhsen Ali via Twitter

“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,” wrote one netizen named Sifiso Inno Makhashila.

Another commenter, Obienice Mohale, added: “This is the sort of thing that keeps us poor as black people”.

Many likewise suspected the photo could have been taken from a scene of a movie, ‘though this has not been verified.

But apparently, this is not the first time that a Nigerian family buried their loved one in a luxury car.

In 2015, an unnamed billionaire from Enugu also buried his mother in a brand new Hummer.

Image capture of photo shared by mOdern via Twitter