By Pezuoma Ake
A 30-year-old Albanian citizen living in the Italian city of Guidonia Montecelio, in Rome, ran into a police barracks requesting to be jailed so he can escape from his wife.
According to Carabinieri police, the man claimed that his wife makes life unbearable for him.
In a statement, police said the man stated that “he was no longer able to cope with the forced cohabitation with his wife”.
“Exasperated by the situation, he preferred to escape, spontaneously presenting himself to the Carabinieri to ask to serve his sentence behind bars,” they wrote.
The man had been under house arrest for drug crimes for several months and had a few years left to serve, Captain Francesco Giacomo Ferrante of the Tivoli Carabinieri told AFP.
“He lived at home with his wife and family. It wasn’t going well anymore,” Ferrante said.
“He said, ‘Listen, my domestic life has become hell, I can’t do it anymore, I want to go to jail.”
The man was promptly arrested for violating his house arrest and judicial authorities ordered his transfer to prison.