The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, described the suspects as “miscreants”.
He explained that two other suspects were at large, adding that the gang shot the victim on February 17 while he was trying to scale a fence to escape.
Ezike said, “The two murder suspects, in company with two others, on February 17 robbed and murdered one Jude Onye, who just returned from Spain.
“The victim and others were drinking at a joint along Amainyi Obowo when the hoodlums struck and robbed them of their GSM handsets and other valuables and in the process killed the victim.
“One Highlander Jeep without registration number and one Toyota Corolla with the number plate, WER 729 LC, suspected to have been stolen were recovered from them.
“The suspects have confessed to the crime and will soon appear in court.”
The suspects told our correspondent that their intent was not to kill their victim, but to steal his phone.
They claimed that their colleagues who were at large shot the victim dead.