Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has ordered  probe into the  alleged illegal employment in Obi Local Government Area of the state.
He also ordered the arrest of officials responsible for the illegal arrest of over 800 staff.
A former chairman of the council Odeh Ageh was accused of employing the workers when he was the council boss in 2010.
The workers staged a protest when they were  declared ghost workers by the state government.