To date, no death penalty cases heard under Sharia law have been brought before the Federal Court of Appeal. Nigerian observers, including lawyers, agree that in this case, it is highly unlikely that the Federal Court of Appeal will uphold the verdict. One would expect an equally positive result from the Supreme Court. Prior to the LEDAP programme, these judges had no training other than their knowledge of the Quran and Hadith.When they were appointed as judges of Sharia courts, they received only a copy of the Sharia Penal Code, which existed only in English. Some judges do not read or understand them, English.In 2003 it was proposed to translate penal codes into Hausa. The language spoken by the majority of people in the north. The governor of Zamfara State had accurately assessed the mood of the population. The introduction of Sharia law was initially very popular for several reasons. On 23 September 2003, Jibrin Babaji, a man in his twenties from a poor background, was convicted of sodomy with three children under the age of eighteen and sentenced to death by stoning by the Sharia I Court, Kobi, Bauchi State.  These improvements are needed not only in Sharia law, but also in the rest of the judicial system operating in Nigeria.