Nissan Ex-CEO slips out of Japan after posting massive bail

Updated Oct 12, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Former Nissan ex-boss posts bail then flees to Beirut Lebanon. Don't hesitate to click here and read the hottest news right here!

1. Ghosn’s great escape

If you’re an avid reader of, then you know that we’ve talked about Carlos Ghosn before. He’s the disgraced former CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance who was dismissed by the board of the said company after being accused of financial misconduct.

A few days ago, however, Ghosn, like some kind of international man of action smuggled himself out of Japan by allegedly stowing himself inside a double bass case.

Carole Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn’s wife denies the aforementioned when further prodded for details by numerous news sources.

Carlos Ghosn in disguise.

Ghosn isn't a stranger to cloak and dagger tricks before. Here he is "disguised as a construction worker."


What has been confirmed however was Ghosn rode on a private jet which headed to Istanbul then to Beirut. Prior to this mess, he has been under house arrest in Tokyo. So yeah, he evaded police surveillance.

Note also that this was after posting a massive 1.5 billion Yen (700,000,000 Php) after his second arrest on another set of charges.

According to Ghosn himself, he was escaping an unfair trial and he even went on to say that the Japanese justice system “denies basic human rights”. He also says that “discrimination is rampant and guilt is presumed.”

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2. How though?

According to a news source in Lebanon, Ghosn fled his court-approved residence located in Tokyo with the help of a paramilitary unit that was said to have disguised as musicians.

After a short performance in his residence, they stuffed the former CEO inside a double bass case and then hurried to a nearby airport.

A picture of Carlos Ghosn's house in Beirut Lebanon.

Yep, Carlos Ghosn has properties located in Beirut. Here's one


Lebanon, or rather most Lebanese have long thought of Ghosn as a local hero due to his success as such, the local news source where the hard to believe accounts of his escape might have added a few embellishments to the story.

Regardless of how they carried out the former CEO’s escape, it was successful. Even his lawyer, Mr. Junichiro Hironaka, was bamboozled by the escape.

Ghosn arrived at Beirut, Lebanon on December 30.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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