TONY OLOFU now Anambra State Commissioner of Police

Human interest

Nwafor Okafor

The Anambra State Police Command has got a new Commissioner of Police. He is CP Tony Olofu .

He replaced former CP Chris Owolabi.


Tony Olofu* was born on 24th October, 1963 in Benue State and hails from Apa, Local Government Area in Benue State. He obtained a bachelor of science (BSC) degree in Sociology from University of Jos.

He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Assistant superintendent of police (ASP)on 3rd March,1990. Sequel to a successful completion of Traning at POLAC, Kano. He has served as Commander 25 Police Mobile Training PMF Azumini, Divisional Police Officer, Garki, Abuja.

As an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), he served as the Area Commander, Kubwa, Abuja Command, Commander Operation Doo Akpo, Bayelsa State. As Deputy Commissioner of police (DCP), he was the DC,Operation Ebonyi Sate, DC in charge of Criminal Investigation Department CID Bauchi State Command. He also as a Commissioner of Police, he served as CP Counter Terrorism Unit, CP Director Operations and Intelligence National Center for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons at the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA, Abuja before his deployment as the 31st Commissioner of Police Anambra state Police Command.

CP Tony Olofu, has attended host of professional and staff courses. A few of the course include: Advanced Detective Course in Jos, Squadron Command Course,Tactical Leadership & Command Course and Strategic Leadership & Command Course, Jos respectively.

He is also member of the Nigeria Contingent to Angola, Member Africa center for strategic studies, National defence University Arlington Virginia, USA and Member International Chiefs of Police USA. He is married with Children.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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