The dramatic escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has prompted a special call from Japanese musical instrument brand Yamaha to use the instrument case correctly, which is not for people,media reported. Presumably, Mr. Ghosn’s escape plan included hiring a paramilitary group posing as a band and then stuffing it into a instrument box and smuggling it into Lebanon by plane.
It is unclear how Ghosn passed through security at Japan’s airports.
The ousted Nissan boss is understood to have fled Japan while awaiting trial on multiple charges. The charges include lying to financial regulators about income, transferring personal losses to Nissan’s books, and transferring company funds to individuals. But Mr Ghosn has always maintained his innocence. He had been detained in Japan for 100 days before fleeing.
Although Ghosn is currently free in Lebanon, he is now an international fugitive. Lebanon has received an Interpol arrest warrant, but there is no extradition agreement with Japan.