Coffins are slowly becoming overrated with the creation of ingenious ways to bury the dead. As Muslims bury their dead without coffins, others are opting for cremation which leaves no mark of life but ashes.
The final nail in the coffin is the burial of the dead in cars which a Nigerian man, only named as Azubuike, allegedly pulled off recently to bid his father a luxurious farewell.
Photographs of a burial ceremony purported to be in Anambra State in Nigeria showing the deceased being lowered into a grave in a BMW has been trending online with a lot of comments condemning the act.
Rich Nigerian man buries his father in a brand new BMW used as coffin. pic.twitter.com/YWjMc6S2aD
— Chamu_Chiyaka (@DelightCChiyaka) June 11, 2018
It’s been widely reported by Nigerian websites that the new car is worth over 32 million Naira ($90,000) and the deceased’s son decided to use the BMW as a coffin to “hand him a dignified send-off befitting of his status”.
Social media users were questioning the motive for the decision to bury the dead in a new car. One Twitter user described it as reckless while another thought it was bizarre.
Nigerian son buries his father in a brand new BMW
The deceased was put six feet under in a brand new BMW, used as a replacement for a coffin. Nigerians do some bizzare things and the rest of the world has… https://t.co/B8OMyFpjsY
— Farzana Chaumoo (@Foxy_Charmz) June 11, 2018