CP Chris Owolabi assumes duty as 30th Commissioner of Police Anambra State

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CP Adetokunbo Christopher Owolabi was born 29th May, 1964 in London, United Kingdom and hails from the small but renowned Ogiri-Magongo Community in Kogi State. He attended Ireti Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos and proceeded to Mount Carmel College, Ilorin for his secondary school education. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree in Political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1985 and Masters degree in International Police Science from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom in 2004.

He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) on 15th March, 1988.  Sequel to a successful completion of training at the Nigeria Police Academy then in Kaduna, he was deployed  to Kwara State for a compulsory one year attachment in September, 1989. He served as staff officer junior (SOJ), staff officer senior (SOS) and a Detective in the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Kwara and Ondo State Police Commands respectively between 1990 & 1996. He became the pioneer Officer Commanding, No. 35 Squadron, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Dutse in 1997 and served as CSP, Federal Operations, Force Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja between 2004 and 2010.

As an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), he served as the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Chairman, Police Service Commission (2012), Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations Oyo State (2013) and Area Commander, Festac, Lagos Command (2015). As Deputy Commissioner of Police, he served as the DC, ZCID Zone 7, Abuja (2016), DC DFA Bauchi State Command (2017) and DC DFA, Anambra State Police Command between 2017 & 2020. He also served as the Force Communication Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja before his deployment as the 30th Commissioner of Police Anambra state Police Command.

CP Owolabi is an alumnus of the Chevening Scholarship Program, 2003 and also of the United State sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program 2013. He has attended host of professional and staff courses. A few of the course include: Advanced Detective Course in Jos, Squadron Command Course, Gwoza, Disaster Management Course, Jaji, High Level Course, Vicenza Italy, Tactical Leadership & Command Course and Strategic Leadership & Command Course, Jos respectively.

In the course of his service, he has been privileged to serve in the United Nations & African Union Peacekeeping missions in Rwanda, (1994), Liberia (2004) and Sudan (2006). He is married with Children.

Photo: New Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, CP Chris Owolabi.

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