A MOTHER and her son, along with two others, were arrested recently in a joint operation of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) and the Davao City police for an alleged kidnapping hoax. PNP-AKG Director Senior Supt. Roberto Fajardo identified the suspects as Marissa Ocno-Pellano and her son Wenward, Juanito de la Cruz and Rixie Pagulayan, a councilman of Barangay Alegria in Cateel, Davao Oriental. The arrest came after Wenward, earlier reported to have been kidnapped on March 1, admitted to the police that they concocted the scenario to extort P100,000 from his father Manuel. Pagulayan pointed to Marissa as the alleged mastermind of kidnapping and the attempt to kill her husband on Feb. 26. A case of robbery with violence or intimidation of persons was filed against the suspects.