A lot about his flight stays unknown, together with how he was capable of escape surveillance in Japan, how he organized his flights to Lebanon, and whether or not he was helped by another worldwide locations.
Ghosn has become an worldwide fugitive after he revealed on Tuesday he had fled to Lebanon to escape what he called a "rigged" justice system in Japan, where he faces charges relating to alleged financial crimes. It instead requests a country provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.
Lebanon on Thursday received an Interpol arrest warrant for Ghosn, whose surprise escape from his home in Tokyo to a separate home in Beirut has not been fully explained.
In 1999, Renault and Nissan formed a strategic alliance, of which Ghosn was the founding chair and CEO.
But Ghosn, 65, had a fourth passport.
What is he charged with?
Nissan ousted him as chairman, saying internal investigations revealed misconduct including understating his salary while he was its chief executive, and transferring $5 million of Nissan funds to an account in which he had an interest.
This marked the fourth time that prosecutors had arrested the once-feted executive, a scandal that has rocked the global auto industry and shone a harsh light on Japan's judicial system. He was again freed on bail, but, according to his lawyers, not before spending weeks in solitary confinement and facing 130 days of interrogation.
The sources said he learned at a recent court hearing that one of his two trials in Japan would be delayed until April 2021 from an original date of September 2020. There's still much unknown at this point, but multiple news outlets do label the former automotive mogul a fugitive who apparently made a very daring escape.
The charges Ghosn faces carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Ghosn was allowed this French passport so long as it was kept in a locked case with the code held by his lawyers, the source said.
This part of the story remains a mystery for now.
On Ghosn's escape from Japan, reportedly accomplished by hiding in a musical instrument case that was smuggled aboard an airplane, security checks on luggage for VIP travelers using private jets tend to be loose, according to local media reports.
Under the terms of his bail, Ghosn was being surveilled.
Ghosn was not seen returning home after leaving around noon on December 29, public broadcaster NHK said, citing people involved in the investigation. So it's not clear how he slipped out unnoticed.
Officials on Thursday raided the Tokyo residence of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, while Turkey detained several people as part of a widening probe into the security lapse.