The Anambra State Police Command has a new sheriff. He is CP Tony Olofu, who replaces CP Chris Owolabi.
The police officer who has already assumed duty, was born on 24 October 1963 in Benue State and hails from Apa Local Government Area of same 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; as well as 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, Operations, Ebonyi Sate; DC in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, Bauchi State Command.
He also, as a Commissioner of Police, served as CP Counter Terrorism Unit; CP Director Operations and Intelligence, National Centre 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 a host of professional and staff courses, including: 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 Centre for Strategic Studies; National Defence University, Arlington Virginia, USA and member, International Chiefs of Police USA.
He is married with Children.