BMW: Be at My Wake
Stars and their cars
A Nigerian man caused a stir on social media when he apparently buried his father in a brandnew BMW instead of a coffin in order to see him off in style.
Pictures of the ceremony went viral on social media as pall bearers reportedly guided the car down logs into position. The logs were then pulled out to allow the BMW to drop.
Nigeria News Today reported that the man, identified only as Azubuike, chose the luxury German car over the traditional coffin as a way to honour his late father.
He had apparently promised his dad a new car, but ran out of time and decided to try and make it up belatedly.
Not all social media users were convinced though. On Facebook, some people commented about how wasteful the funeral was, while others thought the car would not stay in the grave for very long.
It is not the first such report from Nigeria. In August 2015, it was reported that a Nigerian billionaire based in Enugu buried his mother in her favourite Hummer.
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The pallbearers lower the brand-new BMW into the grave as the family say their final goodbye to the patriarch.