Photo/Illutration Carlos Ghosn (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Tokyo prosecutors on Jan. 30 obtained an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor Co. chief who jumped bail and is now thousands of kilometers away in Lebanon.

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office accuses Ghosn, 65, of violating the immigration control law by illegally leaving Japan to avoid standing trial on financial misconduct charges.

The prosecutors have also obtained arrest warrants for three male foreign nationals suspected of helping Ghosn escape the country.

Ghosn was out on bail when he left Japan from Kansai International Airport around 11 p.m. on Dec. 29, without undergoing the proper procedures for departure, investigative sources said.

The three men aided in Ghosn’s exit, knowing that he had been forbidden from traveling abroad, the sources said.