The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has admonished the Cyber Security Authority to prosecute the 420 suspects engaged in loan app fraud.
It has also proposed community service, where the suspects will be engaged to impart ICT knowledge to individuals who are not ICT inclined.
To the chamber, it would be best to prosecute them to serve as a deterrent to others.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Kenneth Ashigbey, indicated that there was a need to work on and build on the cyber capacity of the people in the country.
He opined that the adults in the country were some of the most vulnerable and were usually preyed upon by these internet fraudsters.
He identified the illiteracy rate and lack of knowledge in Information and communication technology as some of the other challenges confronting the fight against cybercrime.
He was speaking to the media after engaging some Junior High School students in Agona Swedru on the digital skill of coding.
The training programme was in partnership with the Institute for ICT Professionals.
The Member of Parliament for Agona West, Cynthia Morrison, and the District Chief Executive for the area, Onumah Coleman, were also present at the event.
Four hundred twenty-five people, including three foreign nationals, were captured lately in connection with cybercrime involving the use of loan applications.
The suspects were apprehended through the efforts of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the Cyber Crime Authority, the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), and the Ghana Police Service (GPS).
The operation of the joint cyber security committee was to shut down unlicensed digital loan application platforms.
Among the items recovered during the raid were 654 mobile phones, 22 laptops, around 800 SIM cards, internet routers, and other significant information of credential worth.