On Thursday, Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was accused of brandishing fake and forged documents in her defence in the case of the N24bn missing from Police pension fund.
The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts argued that the Minister had falsely claimed the money was not missing but paid into bank accounts.
Members of the Committee included Director General of Pension Transitional Arrangement Department, Mrs. Nellie Mayshak, and representatives of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Chairman of the committee Mr. Solomon Olamilekan maintained there are no verifiable documents before the committee to track the N24bn to any bank accounts.
Moreover, Olamilekan noted, instead of honouring the Committee's invitation to discuss the issue, the Minister opted to make a press statement on the ongoing investigation.
The Committee, therefore, challenged Dr. Okonjo-Iweala to a public debate which would be broadcast live, with all media representatives present, and inform Nigerians on the fate of N24bn.