Sek Loso taken back to Nakhon Si Thammarat to face charges

Sek Loso taken back to Nakhon Si Thammarat to face charges

Rock star Sek Loso arrives at the Min Buri Provincial Court on Monday for detention before he was granted bail. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)
Rock star Sek Loso arrives at the Min Buri Provincial Court on Monday for detention before he was granted bail. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Kannayao police have handed over Sek Loso to their colleagues from Nakhon Si Thammarat, who are taking the rocker back to the southern province to face charges.

Sek -- Seksan Sookpimai -- headed back to Phrommakhiri district in Nakhon Si Thammarat in a police van on Tuesday morning. He is to face another round of interrogations before police formally press charges on illegal possession of a handgun and firing gunshots in public places.

"Don't worry. I am well taken care of by police," he told reporters before leaving the Kannayao police station with six southern police officers.

Sek will be the most high-profile figure ever handled by the small police station in Phrommakhiri. But an officer in the district told INN news agency that Sek will not receive VIP treatment.

The musician already faces the less serious charge of resisting arrest by police on duty, after authorities raided his house in Kannayao on Sunday with an arrest warrant approved by the Nakhon Si Thammarat Court a day earlier.

The charges followed an incident that took place in the early hours of Friday, when he fired 10 gunshots in front of the statue of King Taksin the Great at Wat Khao Khun Phanom in Phrommakhiri after his concert. The rock star said he fired the shots as a way to pay his respects to King Taksin.

Kannayao police chief Pol Col Sing Singdej indicated that Sek could face another serious charge - drug use - if urine tests conducted at Police General Hospital return positive. The lab test results are expected on Wednesday, he added.

An initial test found drugs in his urine, but Sek claimed that the results were due to sleeping pills he had taken.

Sek said he was preparing 150,000 baht in cash to post bail after Phrommakhiri police send him to the provincial court for detention.


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