In a bizarre incident, a Nigerian man buried his father in a brand new BMW instead of a coffin in a local village graveyard in Ihiala, Nigeria.

According to reports, the son, identified as Azubuike, had promised his father that one day he would have a flash car. When his father passed away suffering from old-age ailments, he splashed £66,000 cash on the car to bury him. The picture from the funeral has gone viral on the Internet and netizens are amazed by the son’s gestures.

In the picture, the car is seen being lowered down into a huge six-foot deep grave which was dug by hands by the villagers.

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Azubuike reportedly decided to honour his father by buying him a luxurious car for his final journey and placed him inside the car.

Locals of the village made a witty remark on the gesture and said that the BMW is equipped with Sat Nat which will help him find his way to heaven gates.

Check out the picture here

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However, many Facebook users thought it was waste of money and could have been put to better use.

One Facebook user wrote, “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”, and the other said, “This is the sort of thing that keeps us poor as black people”.

Another Facebook user commented, “Insanity and selfishness regardless of that fact that is your cash”.

A similar incident made headlines in the year 2015 where Enugu billionaire buried his mother in a brand new Hummer.