In a video recorded before his most recent arrest, the former auto chief said executives responsible for the company’s slide had plotted against him.
The Japanese automaker’s chief executive told the shareholders, “We have to admit that there was a significant problem with our corporate governance.”
In an interview, his wife, Carole Ghosn, described aggressive tactics and a thorough home search. Experts called his latest arrest in Japan an unusually forceful move.
The auto executive, who faces criminal charges in Japan, said he would hold a news conference next week “to tell the truth about what’s happening.”
The Japanese authorities suspect breach of trust by the former Nissan chief, who denied wrongdoing and called the arrest “outrageous and arbitrary.”
Once seen as a model of global cooperation, the Nissan-Renault alliance seethed with fear and rivalries, raising questions about its future.
A special committee said the company needed to move past the former chief executive, and it lay blame for its failings at his feet.