During his confession, Sylva said:
“After the abduction of the girls, I have kept a low profile in order not to be arrested by the police. I was dealing in logwood at Ebute-Meta before I was drafted into the operation of the kidnapping of the students by Elemoni, Million’s younger brother.
“Million was the leader of a gang of robbers who raided several banks on Admiralty Way, Lekki; Ikorodu in quick succession. He was later arrested after leading bank robberies at Agbara in Ogun State and FESTAC in Lagos.
“I was not familiar with the terrain of Ikorodu creeks. It was Elemoni who said his father used to take them through the canal that leads to the school fence.”