After surviving a fatal road accident on Sunday March 22, 2020 at Mbankomo, outskirts of Yaoundé, journalist, Arison Tamfu has called on all Cameroonians to believe and trust in God because he performs miracles. His childhood friend Mumfor Emmanuel, died in the accident after their car suffered a puncture and descended into a valley. “I have questioned why the accident happened, why my best friend died in my car while I was driving, why the tyre punctured just beside the valley, why I escaped from the moving car safely and my best friend did same unsuccessfully, why why and why!” Arison wondered.
The multi-award winning journalist was taken to the Yaoundé central hospital where he spent four days and was discharged. The family of Mumfor Emmanuel, a civil servant, have been in total shock since the incident happened. The uncle of Mumfor Emmanuel was yet to be buried when the tragic event occurred.
Arison Tamfu Narrates Their Ordeal
On Sunday March 22, my best friend Mumfor Emmanuel and I were involved in a deadly accident at Mbankomo, a locality on the outskirts of Yaounde. The car lost control after a puncture and violently descended a valley.
I survived the accident. Thanks to your prayers and kindness, my recovery was swift and extraordinary. I am now out of danger. Thank you very much for interceding for my healing. Almighty God heard and answered you. For those who still doubt, know today that God exists and actually answers prayers.
Sadly, my best friend lost his life in the accident. I have questioned why the accident happened, why my best friend died in my car while I was driving, why the tyre punctured just beside the valley, why I escaped from the moving car safely and my best friend did same unsuccessfully, why why and why! In many ways, I have been traumatized by lack of answers to these questions but I have come to understand that the ways of God are strange to mankind and must not be questioned. God alone knows why.
Mumfor was not just my best friend; he was my brother in need and indeed. He knew all about me and I knew all about him from when we were five years old and it remained so up to his last day on earth. We had big dreams and plans for ourselves and the world. But now, they will end up as dreams.
A fine gentleman in his 30s, Mumfor was at the prime of his career as a civil servant. His actions were not perfect (none of us is) but his thoughts were pure. I always admired how he never judged or forced his opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice that I will surely miss.
I will spend the rest of my days on earth missing and thinking about the sweet moments we shared with each other.
Now my hope is that he rests in peace knowing he did all that he could and that his family will be fine.
When we love people it’s so comforting to know that they will always be with us in our hearts. Mumfor is gone too soon but he will remain evergreen in my heart.
I’ll see you again, Aaghh, my best friend.