Tokyo - Japanese prosecutors arrested ousted Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday, broadcaster NHK said, after reports authorities were building a new case against him over payments made to a dealer in Oman.
The re-arrest, which NHK described as a highly unusual move, marks the latest dramatic twist in the once-feted executive's fall from grace, and comes after fresh allegations about improper payments made by Nissan under his watch.
Prosecutors arrested Ghosn on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust, NHK said, after visiting his residence in Tokyo early on Thursday and asking him to submit to questioning. A silver van believed to be carrying Ghosn later left the residence, NHK said.
Footage of the vehicle leaving the residence showed that its windows were covered by curtains, making it impossible to see who was riding inside. More than a dozen officials from the prosecutors' office had arrived early on Thursday morning at the residence, NHK reported.
No one was immediately available for comment at the Tokyo prosecutors' office or Ghosn's lawyers' office.