Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has shown “love” to American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, accused of sexually assaulting over 40 women.
At least 35 women were featured in a New York magazine cover confessing that Mr. Cosby sexually assaulted them at one time or another in a span of five decades.
On July 7, PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr. Cosby had admitted raping women “in a 2005 deposition related to a civil case brought by Temple University sports staffer, Andrea Constand, who told police that Mr. Cosby had drugged and raped her in Pennsylvania”.
On the strength of the various accusations against him, Mr. Cosby was forced to resign from the board of trustees of Temple University in December 2014.
An honorary title and status of Chief Petty Officer given to him by the U.S. Navy in 2011 was revoked last year, just as NBC cancelled a comedy show he was developing.
But while the world is condemning Mr. Cosby’s conduct, Senator Sani appeared to side with the actor.
When Time magazine tweeted that the Bill Cosby endowed professorship at the Spelman College was discontinued, Senator Sani expressed displeasure over the development.
The Nigerian senator replied Time magazine through his Twitter handle @shehusani that “We still love #Cosby”.
Senator Sani neither responded to our reporter’s phone call nor replied the text message sent to him seeking his reaction.