Six offences under the Firearms Act levelled against acting Senior Superintendent of Police John Mark Annel will continue in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on September 30.
When the matters were called before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning, Annel of Kenrick Hutson Drive, Lucas Street, St Philip informed the court that his attorney-at-law had requested an adjournment in the matters.
The 56-year-old has been on $150,000 bail since his first appearance back in September 2017 – accused of having 100 rounds of ammunition in his possession on September 20, 2017, without a valid licence.
It is also alleged that on August 31, September 3, September 9 and September 20, 2017, being a member of the RBPF, Annel engaged in willful misconduct which amounted to a breach of public trust by joining the Barbados Rifle and Pistol Federation Inc under the status of a police officer, purchased 100 rounds of ammunition to be expended on that day at the federation’s range at Waterford, and removed the ammunition from the range without expending it.
He is further accused of committing a similar offence on August 3, 2017, this time with 150 rounds of ammunition.