Majid Mustafa (left) was convicted of a plot to drug his wife Renata Antczak (right) to discover if she was having an affair
The husband of a lawyer who vanished from home more than a year ago has denied killing her and said he feared being framed for murder if a body is found.
Police believe mother-of-two Renata Antczak was murdered and a major inquiry into her disappearance is continuing.
Now her dentist husband Majid Mustafa, who was convicted of a plot to drug her in attempts to discover if she was having an affair, has spoken out to defend himself for the first time.
Mr Mustafa, 48, who met his wife in Poland and moved with her to live in Hull with their two daughters seven years ago, was asked if he killed her in an interview with a Polish TV station.
He said: ‘No, of course not. If every man whose wife wants a divorce will kill her the world will probably end.’
Speaking about the police inquiry in which he was arrested as a suspect, he said: ‘They took everything from my house, everything. When I went out of jail I didn’t have even my underwear.’
Last April Mr Mustafa, a Jordanian brought up in Iraq, went on trial at Doncaster Crown Court accused of trying to recruit a friend to get the ‘date rape’ drug GHB to use on his wife. He wanted her thumbprint to unlock her phone to find out if she was having an affair.
The court heard he found out she was cheating by putting spy cameras in her car and using software to monitor her phone. Mr Mustafa initially denied the charge but changed his plea to guilty and was given a 12-month conditional discharge, having spent five months in custody.
Asked in the interview with Polsat News if he was afraid what would happen if his wife’s body was found, he replied: ‘I can’t say I am not. But I am afraid only they will direct everything against me. That they will do everything to