Ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anàmbra state, the Police high command has deployed Tony Olofu has been redeployed to replace Chris Owolabi as Commissioner of Police in the state.
Olofu was transferred from a directorate at the office of the National Security Adviser while Chris Owolabi was moved to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Police spokesman in Anambra, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, made the disclosure in a statement in Awka on Friday.
Until his redeployment, Mr Olofu was the Director Operations and Intelligence National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons at the Office of the National Security Adviser, Abuja.
He was the Area Commander, Kubwa, Abuja, Commander Operation Doo Akpo, Bayelsa State as an Assistant Commissioner of Police.
As a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), he was also the DC, Operations Ebonyi State and the DC in charge of Criminal Investigation Department CID, Command in Bauchi State.
According to Mr Ikenga, Mr Olofu hails from Apa Local Government Area in Benue State and was born in October, 1963.
“He obtained a BSc degree in Sociology from the University of Jos.
“He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on March 3, 1990.
“CP Olofu has attended a host of professional and staff courses including Advanced Detective Course, Squadron Command Course, Tactical Leadership and Command Course and Strategic Leadership/Command Course, Jos respectively,” the statement added