The family of the Late Alice Lakwena, the former leader of the Holy Spirit Movement has petitioned President Yoweri Museveni over harassment by the state.
Doreen Adokorach, the younger sister of Lakwena says members of her family are targeted by state agencies.
Adokorach accuses Lt Santo Okoto Lapolo, Pader Resident District Commissioner, as one of the state officials harassing her family.
She says that state officials have been harassing her family members while accusing them of operating an illegal church.
Lakwena's father, Severino Lukoya heads, the New Jerusalem Tabernacle ministry. He was arrested on Monday, allegedly on orders of the Santo Okoto.
But Kenneth Odong, the Officer in charge of Lukole police post says that they arrested Lukoya to safe guard him from a mob that nearly lynched him.
Odong says that the mob descended on Lukoya after reports emerged he had traveled to their area to conduct a mysterious ritual.
But, Lakwena's family will not hear any of this. Adokorach explains that the arrest and detention of his father is one of the incidents of torture their family has witnessed in recent years.
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Last year, the elderly man was arrested and detained for nearly a week.
In 2008 Lakwena's father was stopped by government from holding a series of cleansing prayers along the different routes used by her daughter and rebel fighters.
At the time, Lukoya claimed the prayers were meant to cleanse the areas.